my library bag

I was in need of a new library bag. The one I purchased from the library was one of those recycled bottle tote bags that just don’t seem to be that durable and tend to break down with time. I knew I wanted my new bag to be able to withstand the weight of all the library books we check out for homeschooling, and I happened to have quite a bit of old denim jeans that needed repurposing and that I needed to clear out of my closet. Perfect! I really love how my new bag turned out. I made it an ombre bag using different shades of blue jeans, I added two pockets – a jean pocket, and a zipper pocket, and then I embellished it with a thrifted doily, and a piece of silky fabric (a scrap from my mother’s dress I believe) through the loop holes. I also boxed out the bottom of the bag to increase the width to hold more books. And I made the handles long enough to sling over my shoulder to keep my hands free to hold the little ones hands/carseat. There is also a lining added to the inside and to the handles. My eldest daughter likes it so much she is now crafting her own version! We can’t wait to go to the library 🙂

6 Comments

  1. February 10, 2015 / 4:09 pm

    Love it…hmm, did you get the idea from the one I gave you 😉 ? lol at my dress fabric..it really cheers the whole thing up. haven't worn that dress in years as its a maternity/nursing dress.

    • February 10, 2015 / 4:30 pm

      I was wondering why you don't wear it anymore, I thought maybe you gave it away 🙂

  2. February 13, 2015 / 10:09 pm

    Hi, just discovered your blog. Love this bag! I really wish I was more crafty but I never seem to follow anything through!!

    • February 20, 2015 / 2:34 am

      Cool thanks for stopping by!
      I totally know what you mean about following through. I have the same dilemma, so I always go for projects that can mostly be completed in one sitting. haha

      🙂

  3. February 16, 2015 / 4:27 pm

    You seem very talented MashaAllah Barakallahu-feek! I would definitely buy this if my local library were selling it!

    • February 20, 2015 / 2:34 am

      JazakAllahu khairun 🙂

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