Refashion unwanted items to make bags of all descriptions! In this section we have gathered together a wide variety of bag making projects and tutorials - the one thing that they have in common is that they all use materials that started life fulfilling another purpose!
You'll find handbag projects made from recycled jeans, clutch bags made from upcycled placemats, cute purses made from handkerchiefs, bags from repurposed pillowcases...
We have split our bags into several subsections to make the bag patterns easier to navigate, so don't forget to check out the other sections if you are looking for something special.
If you are interested in sewing and crafting projects that use recycled and repurposed materials then you'll find one of these sections in each of our free pattern directories.
Traditionalists who still love their vinyl recod collection may wish to look away now, but for the rest of us who have piles of LPs in boxes in the garage…
Added 4 June, 2013
There seems to be a surpring number of bag projects made by repurposing placemats and this one uses a couple of circular mats as the base. This produces…
Added 22 May, 2013
Denim always makes for a hard wearing bag and recycling denim from old jeans ensures that you've got a nice worn look to the fabric straight away. This…
Added 15 May, 2013
Here's a clever way to repurpose old and unwanted neck ties and this would make a great gift, particularly if it's holding a nice bottle of wine. The…
Added 9 May, 2013
Old jeans can offer up attractively aged denim for your repurposing projects and this is a very attractively styled bag that offers plenty of space in…
Added 24 April, 2013
Here's a quick and easy bag sewing project that recycles unwanted pillowcases into handy shopping bags. This is super easy to do and these will fold up…
Added 15 March, 2013
This is a very simple but effective sewing project that repurposes your old or thrifted pillowcases into handy foldable shopping bags. It's barely a tutorial,…
Added 3 March, 2013
Here's a sewing project that repurposes old cargo pants into distinctive and stylish messenger style bag. This would be a great bag for daily use and…
Added 12 January, 2013
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