Thursday, April 7, 2011

Up-cycling Challenge #3

Today's item of  my "Up-Cycling Challenge" is this Spring-ish tote bag. It is made out of skirts I got from a thrift store. I used A-line shape of the flowery skirt up side down for the bag front. That means I didn't use any patterns.

The flower print is 100% cotton and the plaid one is linen blend. They were quality and in very good condition. I just love the colors of these fabrics.

I picked out a vivid yellow zipper for a pocket in back. It matches very well with the plaid I used for the side of the bag.

And also I made a flower brooch which is detachable. You can put it on your coat, sweater, scarf, or hat etc.

The lining is durable cotton duck canvas. There is one inside pocket and I added a set of magnetic snaps for a closure. It keeps the shape of the bag nice and neat.

I am so excited about taking custom orders on Saturday at Wabi sabi Saturday at Junk Evolution. I will bring in my books and some more purses I made. I am looking forward to seeing customers and friends over there. If you are in Michiana, please come to see me! 


  1. Another beautiful bag! You might consider joining us in the Pretty Little Pouches swap over on Flickr! The deadline is tomorrow. I put some of your work into my inspiration mosaic! Good luck at Wabi Sabi.

  2. Wow!!!! What a beautiful bag!!! I love the color!!!
    I think it will go well with summer dress.

  3. Thank you Krista for including my bags in your mosaic. It is a brilliant collection! I wish I knew about the Pretty little pouches swap earlier. That is exactly my department!

    Hi Hiroko,
    I can't wait for wearing a summer dress! I will need to make one though :) Thank you!