The previous gang of Holiday Hints for Handmade Gifts were all bags made of felted wool. I mentioned that I had more bags up my sleeve and this time they are either made from repurposed materials or have an eco-friendly purpose behind them.
The first 5 bags below are from the pages of my book Sewing Green. (photography by John Gruen)
Pg 58: Tyvec Tote. This lightweight bag is made from 4 Tyvec mailing envelopes, printed with bubble wrap! Really fun to make and easy to roll up and take anywhere.
Pg 120: Beach Bag. A set of 4 place mats and some cotton webbing become this sturdy, roomy beach bag.
Pg 94: The Denim Shopper. 1 long denim skirt + 2 belts = a multi-pocketed, multi-pupose bag.
Pg 104: BYOB Water Bottle Sling. It’s so much easier to bring water with you when you’ve got a handy way to carry it. I designed them as a single or a double version to fit your style and needs.
Need even more bag ideas? Here’s some free-bees, courtesy of my tutorial list in my sidebar.
The Shoe Bags, made from vintage sheets…
The Canvas Tote Refab, made from a boring promotional canvas tote with a snazzy *slip cover*…
and one of my faves, the Two-Tie Sling, made from nuthin’ but 2 vintage neckties!
Oh, look at the time! I better light a fire under my Holiday Hint feature if I hope to squeeze them all in before Christmas. Next my focus will be shifting to smaller, last minute ideas, so stay tuned!