Thursday, 20 September 2012

Corduroy Pocket Bag...

Making a bag from a pre-loved piece of clothing, is a very quick and easy project. This little bag has been refashioned from a child's pair of corduroy pants.


Basically:
  • Cut off the leg with the pocket.
  • Adjust the side seam if necessary to square.
  • Cut off the hem and sew the bottom closed.
  • Make a strap and attach.
  • Add lining.

For the full tutorial giving step by step directions, have a look at the last pocket bag I made.


I fully intended to time how long it took to make the pocket bag, but I forgot to stop timing. It definitely took less than an hour and I'm not fast at sewing.

This pocket bag is definitely my favourite of the three I've made.

I'll be adding the Pocket Bag to our Ongoing Bags and Totes link party. At last count, there were 234 fabulous bags linked up... lots of ideas, tutorials and inspiration.

Because of the long strap, this bag is not suitable for young children.

... Pam

21 comments:

  1. Love it.. such a great idea Pam :) I'm thinking I need to do another refashion soon... it's been far too long!

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  2. It's a great little bag! i like that you chose the side with the embroidery.

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  3. Great idea for usefully hanging on to a outgrown but treasured piece of clothing.

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  4. I really like this one! I've been turning pants to shorts so this would make great use of the leg bottoms. :)

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  5. love this! I have boxes and boxes of kids' clothes that I need to do something with.... Thanks for the inspiration!

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  6. I have a pair of pants that my husband does not want to use, and I was thinking of doing something like this , you just gave me the inspiration. Pam you did a nice job with this project, I love it. Thanks for sharing!!!!
    Marisa.

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  7. What a great idea! Love it!!

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  8. Nice Pam, I have been trying to "persuade" our youngest son to sort out his wardrobe, this will give me even more of an incentive :)

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  9. Awesome! I love a great upcycle! Your little tote is very cool. I never would have thought it came from a pair of kids pants. It works perfecly! Following you and your brilliance!
    xo Shannon @ ShannonSews.blogspot.com

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  10. Great idea. I love these little bags for when I am out riding my bike with the kids. I can keep my phone, and any other little necessities in it, swing it on my shoulder and away we go. Think I'll have to try your idea out! Thanks for sharing!

    Melissa
    redflycreations.blogspot.com

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  11. What a wonderful idea! I love that you used the pocket, perfect for a cell phone! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  12. Super cute! I'm totally going to raid my boys' outgrown clothes!

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  13. Perfect! I love the pocket on the outside too. Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

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  14. What a sweet little bag! Very creative! Hopped over from A Creative Princess and I'm happy to be your newest follower. Would love to have you stop by for a visit! Blessings ~ Judy

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  15. That is a really good idea! I love that it's made from a pair of pants! I would never have thought of doing it. So cool! Thank you so much for linking up at Artsy Corner!

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  16. What a cute bag! I would love for you to share these at my weekly linky party at http://cupcakesandcrinoline.com/2012/09/its-time-to-party-weekly-linky-party/

    I hope to see you there and have a wonderful week! mb

    marybeth(at)cupcakesandcrinoline.com

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  17. What a great idea! I love it!
    Thanks for sharing at Artsy Corner! :)

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  18. That's totally cute! I love all your re-fashions!! Thanks for linking up at The Little Giggler. :)

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