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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Pillow Case to Tote Bag

My very first non-clothing refashion!

I have a friend who lives very close to the local IKEA store. She and her family like to stalk the as-is section. They recently acquired a lot of textiles from the as-is section, and passed some on to me.

I got a handful of small, square pillow cases. After seeing the color of one of them, I had a plan!

Just happens to be the color for my favorite baseball team. :)
I removed the stitching around the edges, tacked up the bottom corners of the pillow case to give the tote bag a bottom, sewed on some straps made of some nylon webbing I had laying around. And last night, as I watched the American League win the All-Star Game, I used white craft paint to paint the team logo onto my new bag.

Tacked up corner to make a flat bottom for the bag.

My new tote bag!


RanchHouse said...

We are trying to convert to no plastic bags. Thanks so much for this idea.
I forgot it was my day as EOD but wanted to comment on this idea and now see it is my day. So double thanks for posting.
Mary @ RanchHouse Editor of the Day (EOD)

Gema Ensenat said...

Such neat work! And the logo...wish my writing was that precise! :)