Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Uniforms upcycled to bags - all finished!


Our swimming club is changing uniforms this year, so something had to be done with the left over old style uniforms. 
What else to do but upcycle them into bags of course!

I've had lots of fun making a few different sizes and styles.

We had 8 old shirts - some new, some second hand, and mostly the larger sizes that hadn't sold - which was great as it meant more fabric to work with!

I made large tote bags (from my tutorial here) lined with waterproof fabric.



Some simple drawstring bags (using my tutorial here)


Some zipped pouches from the sleeves. (tutorial here)

A large duffel bag (tutorial here)

And a few extra small bags too..



I'm very pleased with how they all turned out.

Hopefully they will sell now and raise a little cash for our club.
I've also got a few scraps left over - maybe later in the year I'll come up with something to make with those too!

Have you every made anything with old uniforms?
Which bags do you like best?



12 comments:

  1. These bags are fabulous. They are well thought out!..Nice of you to have tutorials to share.

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  2. You should be pleased, they all turned out great! I have a feeling they're all going to sell and you'll be taking order for more~

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    1. Thanks Tamara! I'm starting to look at uniforms in a different way now! So many possibiliites!!

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  3. Wow, so many bags! They are brilliant, I bet the will sell in a flash! A x

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    1. Thanks Alison. I hope you're right. One's sold already to a friend!

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  4. Great job - I love the fact you have made a great variety of sizes and styles:)

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  5. Great idea I love to up-cycle unwanted clothes and those buying the bags will look at them and not believe you made all of those different bags from one style of shirt. I especially like the pouches out of the sleeves.

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    1. Thank you!! I'm so glad I made the variety of bags that I did - they've been much admired!

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  6. Oh my gosh, who would not want to own one of these?! And your photos are beautiful, Jill - what background did you use here?

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    1. Thanks Mich! I just took the photos on our back patio on top of our big glass table!

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