Clutch Bags made from Neckties and Flannel Shirts

Clutch Bags made from Neckties and Flannel Shirts

I had the opportunity to create necktie clutch bags before Christmas last year for two different clients. I typically use four or five ties for each side. There’s usually enough fabric to get two clutch bags out of four ties, but I can work with more. The two...
Totes Made From Marching Band Uniforms

Totes Made From Marching Band Uniforms

Upcycled Marching Band Totes Mt. Ayr Community School Clutch Purse made from Sleeve Coin Purse made from Sleeve Cap Tote Made from Uniform Back and Front Tote Made from Uniform Back and Front Drawstring Backpack made from Uniform Pants Drawstring Backpack made from T...
Oversized Mesh Sand Toy Bag for the Beach

Oversized Mesh Sand Toy Bag for the Beach

I was asked to make an oversized, mesh, sand toy bag by a customer. i had been wanting to design one for a long time. Years ago, my husband and I made a huge bag out of a large piece of mesh that was used to cover our banisters when the kids were little. His idea was...
Upcycled Necktie Clutch and Hoop Ornaments

Upcycled Necktie Clutch and Hoop Ornaments

I had the opportunity to create a clutch purse out of old neckties. The ties belonged to the late husband of a local woman who had donated the ties. Her friend thought we could create something special and give to her. I have a lot of ideas pinned to my Memory Items...
Three-in-One Backpack

Three-in-One Backpack

It’s no surprise that I’m a bag lady. I have been wanting to make a bag for my camera but bought one instead. It’s a narrow design that I can slip into my purse or simply carry on its own. When I went to NYC a few years ago, I bought a bucket-style...
Memory Totes from Shirts and Air Force Garrison Cap

Memory Totes from Shirts and Air Force Garrison Cap

I had an incredible opportunity to create some unique memory items using clothing from my client’s father and brother. She sent me the clothes and we hashed out four bags to make for four different women in her life (including herself!). This first design was...