Patchwork Boho Bag – DIY

Patchwork Boho Bag – DIY

I recently completed this sweet boho bag for a client who is giving it to her daughter. I was given a onesie, a maternity top, a youth dress and some denim squares leftover from a quilt I had made her. I love this bag for so many reasons. First, the memories. Second,...
Keepsakes from Wedding Dresses

Keepsakes from Wedding Dresses

My cousin’s daughter is getting married in June. She had tried on her mother’s dress several times, but like most brides-to-be, her mom’s dress wasn’t what she wanted. (As my cousin said, we got married in the 80’s – the time of big...
Upcycled Cabled Sweater Tote

Upcycled Cabled Sweater Tote

I knit cabled sweaters. I collect cabled sweaters. I wear cabled sweaters. I destroy cabled sweaters. I upcycle cabled sweaters. As you know, I’ve created some lovely sweater memory pillows over the years. The first one I made was from my first hand knit sweater...
Boho Sling Bag made out of memory clothes

Boho Sling Bag made out of memory clothes

I love this boho style bag made for a client. I love how you can take a disparate set of patterns and they just seem to work when put together. My design starts with this tutorial. I use 6.5″ squares and need 17 squares to complete the design. I used a pair of...
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...