Oooh, this recycled sweater bag thing is so much fun! And now it's turned into recycled shorts and vests and coveralls too.
These bags were made for Mark's colleague Bob, who has been sending me sweaters from Washington and BC Canada by the droves, and his wife Marianna. I think they're a new step forward in my bag-making journey.
Bob's bag is a book bag, with pockets from a child's pair of rip-stop shorts on the flap and a belt for the strap:
The lining is made from a rip-stop vest, with the pockets cut off and repositioned:
(these two are shot with the bag turned inside out)
I made Marianna a tote bag in bright colors, which I know she likes, with buttons to snaz it up a bit:
The inside of her bag is made from a pair of bright yellow coveralls. Here's the lining before I put it into the bag:
I have four (4!) boxes of sweaters already felted, so I guess I'll start a recycled sweater bag factory: thanks, Bob!