Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Flip Flop Bag from Jeans - another clothes upcycle


After a short break over the school holidays, I'm getting back to some clothes upcycling for this year's school carnival.

This bag was inspired by one we saw in an airport in Asia while we were travelling at the beginning of this year.

I used a brown pair of jeans for the main bag and part of a skirt for the lining (I'd started using some of the skirt for a turtle tote I made a few weeks ago). 

I just made a basic simple lined tote. For the flip flops on the front I used scraps and fusible webbing to applique them, then hand - stitched some old kids plastic necklaces and bracelets (I knew I'd kept them for something!) on for the straps.

I'm really happy with how simple effective this was!


Overall, a cute bag - simple to make and hopefully another hit at the school stall!





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10 comments:

  1. You know I loooove these, the beads are the icing on the cake!

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    1. Thanks Mich. The beads do add a certain cuteness don't they?

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  2. This is very nice idea. Great job.
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  3. I’m loving this! Pinned and tweeted! I always love your creations, thanks for sharing this with us at our party! I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm, we love seeing what you have been working on! Lou Lou Girls

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    1. Thanks so much Kimberly - I've linked up my next project already at your lovely party!

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  4. Aww this is lovely, such a great idea :)

    Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays..

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  5. The beads are a great way to make the straps on the thongs, Jill. I'm sure the bag will be snapped up quickly.

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    1. Thanks Pam - yes, it's a great way to make use of all my girls old plastic jewellery!! :)

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