Wednesday, August 22, 2012

New collection of upcycled bags and purses

I started walking around with my upcycled bag (see my previous post 'Upcycked bag made of tetrapack' , and got so many enthousiastic reactions (thanks to all!) This encouraged me to make more upcycled bags,  not only bags with the print on the outside, like the bag on the left, but also with the silver colored side of the tetra pack on the outside. Personally these are my favorite :) If you are interested to have such a bag, feel free to visit my Etsy shop, or contact me (marjan[underscore]geerts[at]hotmail[dot]com) for a custom made upcycled bag or purse.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Upcycled bag made of tetra

A while ago I pinned a nice upcycled bag on Pinterest, that I found on destinationweddingstore. I found that is was repinned immediately by other pinners. I adored this bag as well, and also the idea to create a bag out of tetra myself, because it is a durable and waterproof material. Last week I started this DIY project, and made myself a bag out of milk packs.

The result is pretty pretty: It is a small square bag with two handles, which can contain my wallet, phone, keys and agenda and more small stuff. I added one of my upcycled tags to one of the handels, to give it a personal touch. For my sewing machine, it was quite a heavy job: I broke two needles while making this bag, but it was definitely worth the effort.

I have a feeling that this is the first, but certainly not the last bag that I will make out of tetra. This first experiment will certainly be followed by other bags, purses, pouches and boxes. To be continued....