Monday, June 8, 2009

Time for a new challenge

I started a purse from neckties a couple of years ago.
It was so close to being finished, and I had hoped to finish it for this challenge, but I can't find it!
I am still renovating at my house, and stuff is packed away. Sigh.

I only got two submissions for this challenge, but they're both really amazing.
Thank you Laura, and Andrea.
Please check the gallery to view the bags they made.

Okay...let's try another challenge.
Project #11 is going to be Unusual Recycled.
Meaning DON"T use clothing, curtains, hankies, towels, or anything that you might have sewn in a DIY project.
No denim, no sweaters (those will be future challenges)

Unusual. Recycled.
Meaning I'd really like to see your creativity.
Of course I'll give you ideas along the way.

Like this shoulder bag made from measuring tapes, by Undone Clothing

Or this fantastically creative purse made from old Converse sneakers, by Randomonix

Think tins, leftover drink containers, leftover food bags, etc
You can try your hand at weaving chip bags or candy wrappers (info in previous posts).
Think Project Runway when the designers make things from the webbing of deck chairs, or crochet garbage bags together.
You could make a fused grocery sack purse (video tutorial in a previous post), or crochet the bags together...

You could crochet wire, or wire and old buttons, or sew old zippers together, or sew a bag from an old vinyl poster, or a shower curtain.
Are you getting any ideas yet?

Start thinking!

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Blogger Indigo Blue said...

Gosh, I have got something for this already upstairs!!! Back tomorrow with the pictures.

June 8, 2009 at 2:58 PM  
Blogger lesthook said...

I just finished a juice pouch bag and am getting ready to do another one. I posted it on my blog recently.

June 8, 2009 at 3:09 PM  
Blogger Andrea said...

I've been collecting license plates. I think you just gave me the motivation to use some of them.

June 9, 2009 at 9:01 AM  
Blogger SkitzoLeezra said...

I made a tote from cat food bag and thought I was original until my friend told me that the dog food bag has instructions printed on those to convert to bag. Oh well, bet those don't include a necktie strap!! Check it out at

July 3, 2009 at 11:11 AM  
Blogger Lorrie Baudouin said...

Count me in .... I want to be challenged. Hi ... I'm Lorrie, Mandeville, LA .. just across the big pond from New Orleans.

July 8, 2009 at 4:56 PM  

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