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Refashioned Bags: Upcycle Anything into High-Style Handbags

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Reduce, Reuse, Refashion!

Handbags are the ultimate accessory. Fortunately, you don't need a cookie-cutter designer bag to make a fashion statement. In today's greener, more fiscally responsible world, it makes a lot more sense–and is a lot more fun—to make your own. Whether your closet is already an amalgam of hand-made clothing and remastered mash-ups or you're diving int
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Paperback, 112 pages
Published November 3rd 2009 by Potter Craft (first published 2009)
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Kelly H. (Maybedog)
This book is awful, truly awful. I love the idea, but the execution is extremely flawed. Everything is messy. I get that reusing and putting stuff together isn't always pretty and that's part of the charm. The deconstructed look is chic. A book that does this kind of thing well is The Sweater Chop Shop: Sewing One-of-a-Kind Creations from Recycled Sweaters.

But not this book. Whoever made the samples in the book couldn't sew a consistent line to save their job if it depended on it. It's really t
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Dona
Oct 18, 2017 rated it liked it
Clever but way beyond my skill level
Anna
Jan 10, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: apl, 2013
How canyon even rate this book? Brilliant ideas and inspiration. I hope some ideas from this book will surface in some bags I'll make (and sell), yet I fairly sure I won't follow any individual bag's instructions. Well, it's not the point either: get some ideas for what you can do, with the materials you have. Whether it's old coffee or rice bags, bath mats, old jeans or jackets, or something you considered plain trash until you got the idea. Get some inspiration and then ideas, then do somethin ...more
Dolldiva
Jul 13, 2010 rated it did not like it
For all you recyclers out there.
Frances Saad
Jan 22, 2010 marked it as to-read
Shelves: craft-books
Waiting for me at the library
Sarah
Apr 10, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: sewing
I'm not wild about the projects, although many are clever. The profiles of designers are interesting.
Nancy
Jul 28, 2012 rated it liked it
Cute ideas and good step-by-step instructions, but I haven't yet been inspired to go upstairs and dig through my fabric boxes.
Cherie
Jan 19, 2016 rated it it was ok
Okay, but not very inspiring.
Good pattern on cargo pants turned into crossbody.
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What piece of trash! Everything looks unfinished and mostly even dirty. I can't believe this book was even published...
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