Saturday, February 6, 2010

What use could my bum have for a denim mini skirt??

Not much ....


... unless I turn it into a new bag!!!

New pockets on the inside:


And I can still use the original pockets on the outside:


A 50c skirt from the op-shop is my new favourite bag!!

Have you done any re-purposing lately?

Andi :-)

14 comments:

Julie said...

In-jean-eous. I reckon I might have a denim mini sonewhere that, well, lets say, will never be required again.

Karen said...

Fantastic!! I re-pourpose my really unuseful strips of fabric into plant ties. Not quite the same thing though.

Kelly O. said...

oooh I like this one :)

Kathryn said...

Yes, its my 2010 thing. I read that while we stress about wasting a litre of water while we run the tap cleaning teeth (which we should stress about) if we throw away cottons/denims etc which are not finished their useful life we waste around 1000 Litres!
So far I have painted s set of hideous cork placements - look amazing - made bunting from damaged antique lace, cut up a mans jacket for a doll and today got some curtain scrim for making produce bags to leave those supermarket bags behind (but they can still see the vegie inside and so washable). I have about 50 projects to go.... oh and hardly spent a cent.

Dee said...

Huge repurposer here! While not an environmentalist, I consider myself a conservationist and shop our Goodwill stores for gently used clothing for our family. I also am collecting vintage/retro sheets to make quilts, pillows, etc. Recently I took a waffle weave pillow sham that had seen better days and was able to use it to make a new pillow with a Dresden Plate on the front!
Your bag is too cute and ther're quite popular here in the states!
I appreciate your thinking and living so creatively!

Kate said...

Love it! I really love the extra wide shoulder strap too. X

Penny said...

Ooh it's cute! And I love the contrast of the faded denim & the pink strap. Yay!

Michelle said...

Great Job.
I have hung on to so many pairs of jeans with the idea of turning them into bags. You make it look super easy! Might just dig them out! Thanks. Michelle

MichelleB said...

It's very cute! I love how big it is.

Liesl (Hoppo Bumpo) said...

What a great idea - the mini that you can put on and never have to worry about what your legs look like. That's my kind of bag!

Love the prints you have used for the lining and strap, too.

missi mu said...

This is a cute and quirky bag- I love it! Nice to stop by your blog too. Bec

Helen said...

What a hot looking bag Andi! The only re-purposing going on here is giving stuff to the op shop! LOL

Love Sundays said...

Good work on the bag, looks great, what a terrific idea.

Pippi creates said...

Great bag and what a great idea! Better not wear it together with your denim mini though, it might clash..