Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Upcycled Purse

As seen in the last post, here is the purse I made for my friend Olly from Wollies.




It's made from plastic bags and vintage pillowcases. A nice bit of eco-friendly craft.


I'll be making some more of these purses soon. If you are interested in owning one let me know!


I'm off to Ireland for a few days and I'm fairly sure I won't have internet access. So have a good week and I will finally show you those new knickers when I'm back!

15 comments:

marta lucy summer said...

how did you use plastic bags? i'll have to ask you for a tutorial or something! i always wanted to make a skirt or dress out of the orange sainsbury's bags.

have a great time in ireland!

Suzannah said...

wow it looks so pretty, it's great that it's made from recycled stuff and it looks lovely and vintagey too! <3

yiqin; said...

Wow, nice pouch!

Cinnamon eve said...

wow it is lovely :) and you got to wear your labels too! looks really professional^^

have fun in ireland!

Emma said...

very pretty! Can't wait to see the new knickers!

Sweetpea Design House said...

Ooh, I want one!!!!

How did you use recycled bags though, I am intrigued??

Maria Confer said...

Your are so incredibly talented!! This is adorable!! I love the green kiss lock frame.

Hazel Nicholls said...

These are really pretty and so special!

Clare said...

Thank you all for your lovely comments.
The plastic bags are the outside of the purse. They are fused together to make a fairly flexible and waterproof material. It's good for purses which hang around at the bottom of handbags a lot!

Marta: I will definitely show you some time. If not search on you tube for a tutorial, there should be loads.

I felt really inspired after making this and pleased with the outcome. I have some mini purse frames so I will be making more soon!

ninon said...

nice to meet you, and thank you for your nice comment! here there are some really nice things :)

nath said...

yes, i'd really like one!

Glueandglitter said...

Hey clare, I love these little purses and wondering where you get the frames from? Are they vintage?

Thanks!

Jessie Fincham said...

beautiful purse!! and a lovely blog :)

Melanie's Randomness said...

WOA! That's adorable! I love change purses. Your very talented!

Kattching said...

really cute! i like it! :)
/hanna, sweden