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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Upcycle - Floral Bookbag

I went thrifting at my favorite Salvation Army a few days ago and scored the cutest vintage sheet. It looks like its from the 60s or 70s, yellow with orange flowers. It was a cute sheet and it makes an even cuter tote! I specifically sized it to hold magazines so it will make a great book bag for the library or for taking books and magazines (and craft projects) on the road. I created a large pocket on the inside and added a snap to the pocket and another snap to close the purse. I hand sewed this large flower using the floral sheet and the white sheet lining.


This vintage sheet is full of colorful bouquets.

Doesn't it kind of look like its raining flowers?

I used a white sheet to line the bag and the golden yellow bias tape to stabilize the straps.

This adorable flower is my favorite feature!

3 comments:

Terri @ A Creative Princess said...

How cute! I love the bright colors!

Julia in West Des Moines said...

Thank you for joining the Frugal Tuesday Tip http://juliecache.com/2011/08/01/frugal-tuesday-tip-5/.html

I always look for sheets at goodwill. Haven't found "the one" yet. One of these years, it'll pop out at me. Very nice work.

Jenny said...

This is super cute!
PS. Thanks for visiting :)