Since both bags were created from T Shirts and not sweatshirts, I decided to line them with duck cloth to add some body and strength.
It is such a great way to use an old shirt or sweatshirt. I have a pile of them in my basket to upcycle into bags, some from friends and many from my kids who have nearly as many sweatshirts as T Shirts!
In the cross body tote above, I created a long strap, about 40″, using three pieces of the sleeve. I made it wide toward the bag and tapered at the middle where it would sit on the shoulder.
I’ve been busy with some other custom sewing, including a small, drawstring backpack for a Disney-bound little girl. She was thrilled with it!
Speaking of princesses, the little one down the street has a new stool cover. Her mom had purchased two hooded towels and asked me to create a cover for a round stool that will be used for her desk/vanity.
It has been fun to create this custom items. I’m itching to do a little sewing for myself….I hope to squeeze it in soon!