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A lot of recycling !!!!

vendredi 18 février 2011

Rag bag ... Sac en lirettes ...


        Recently, I have rediscovered a hobby: cutting out any old garment that is around into long strips, and then trying to figure out what to do with it.. I had already made a bed cover with old tights. It had taken a long time, but I was quite proud of it, and also, I liked doing it because it makes a material that is pleasant to crochet ...
         And I remember at the time my mother used to say that she thought I was the only person doing that kind of crazy thing ...
      Well, now thanks to the internet, I know that I am not the only one...

What a relief !
   And it is fascinating to see what the others do and the great ideas they come out with ...




 So, the first step is cutting out long strips , here from a very old faded bed sheet .... I managed to make a very long and unique strip !


  

And I started to make ... a shopping bag, using a medium crochet ... And a first bed sheet, then an ancient jersey rolled neck with a nice colour to make a stripe in the middle, and then a second bed sheet ......



   
And voilà ! This is my completed bag , fun to make , while watching TV ...( I hate the feeling of wasting my time )


  

    To make the flowers, I used an idea of Michèle , she made things using the hems of jeans , and coiling ... Well I used the hems to make the flowers , and a little wool to make the stems and leaves ... Yes , I know , I didn't use green , but why not ? ... I bordered my bag with this nice colour ...


    Inside, I lined it with a nice flowery material ...





 I " stole " the handles from my husband's workshop .... They are very strong !!!
I think it is very nice !!


   And also today I remembered  other things I had made : essentially carpets . The brown one goes in the bathroom ... The center is an old dress , and around it is tights again ...
This one is downstairs ....From 70's clothes .....
 Hence the nice colours !!!!

Another smaller one ...


And another one ....


Another 70's , so nice colours again !

2 commentaires:

Michele Pacey a dit…

Ton sac est très beau et tes tapis aussi! J'aime bien les petites fleurs qui embellissent ton sac... Super-bonne idée, alors! ;)

DM a dit…

Et l'idée de faire les fleurs avec l 'ourlet d'un des draps vient de ton idée d 'utiliser l'ourlet des jeans ! Donc, merci ! Je suis très contente de mon sac , et en plus j 'ai presque eu l 'impression qu'il se faisait tout seul... Couper les lirettes, et crocheter, ça se fait sans problème devant la télévision ...Et on ne perd pas son temps !