refashioned uniform bag

by kath_red on 05/12/2010

in Whip-Up

Joan from Lazy girl designs made this sturdy practical and cute purse from a Boy Scout Den Mother uniform for a friend in celebration of her son becoming an Eagle Scout. I asked for her uniform, looked at all of the fantastic finished elements, chopped it up and made a bag. My friend was thrilled and I love how it turned out. Recycling a sentimental article of clothing into something current is a nice way to continue enjoying the item.

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1 Lori December 8, 2010 at 1:16 am

Awesome Awesome Awesome Awesome!!! Thanks so much for sharing!

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2 Lindalou December 8, 2010 at 12:58 pm

Absolutely lovely. I make “double green bags” from recycled blue jeans/denim. I love taking someone’s old favorite jeans or vest, etc. and turning it into a bag that they can use and enjoy all the while helping the environment and letting them still keep their memories.

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3 Katara December 8, 2010 at 5:52 pm

Looks fabulous, and very sturdy!!! I’ve been doing the same but making notebook/diary covers out of old shirt uniforms! Everyone loves them!

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4 tia December 9, 2010 at 11:23 am

I have been doing something quite similar for ladies with their husbands military uniforms for the past 6 years or so. I love how each uniform has it’s own tale to tell.

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