We are always finding things that we haven’t worn in years, like this little number.
Instead of doing the usual and putting it in a bag for the charity shop, we decided to see if we could turn it into something we would use. This is what we did.
We cut the sleeves and most of the neck area off.
Open out one of the sleeves
Sew the open sleeve inside the front neck to give an even edge on the top
Now sew up all your seems to the size of bag you would like.
Now use any left over pieces to make a couple of straps for your new tote.
We used the edging of the back neck
and the edging on the other sleeve
Now simple sew on your straps.
What a lovely new bag, a bit christmassy too.
What will you do with the next piece of old clothes you find?
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