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Monday, February 3, 2014

Repurposing tea towels

 
I spent an hour or so yesterday repurposing some touristy tea towels. The brown one is a calendar towel from 1981 so it's certainly about time it gets some sort of use. Oh my, I just did the maths for that and 33years is quite an age for a tea towel. Still the fabrics used in them are made to last.
 

 I'm joining in on a swap where we have to send our partner something made from recycled, repurposed or second hand materials. And this is going to be part of my parcel. Along with some of my handmade envelopes and maybe a couple of other goodies that aren't so repurposed.

 I had such a fun time sewing. I have given up my sewing area to honey extraction for the time being so I'm back to dining table sewing. That always means that I don't always go to the effort of bringing out the machine because you just have to pack it all away again too soon.


I hope my partner likes the bag. I do! Though as I have posted a picture here maybe I need to make another one just to keep it all top secret.

If I had the legs for it, I would give a skirt like Zara's a try.

Today it's all systems go for back to school routine. Town for violin lessons (lessons for Grace not me), groceries, bill paying and all the rest.

Tracy

11 comments:

Sharon said...

Wow Tracey they look awesome , I love them x

Jeanette said...

Great idea Tracy. Love the bag. Hugs,xx

shez said...

wow tracy your bag turned out awesome your swap partner is sure to like this,well done.xx

A little bit country said...

Wonderful! Such a great use of fabric. I love souvenir tea towels and table cloths, I'm always so reluctant to cut them up though! I have a growing stash of Aussie ones. I would love to try making a bag though, or bunting xo

Lisa said...

How cute! Good goin'. (I'm still plodding away at your thing)

Fiona said...

great use of the teatowels....
Hugz

endah murniyati said...

Beautiful bags, so unique!

Lisa said...

just gorgeous and that's my birth year lol

Sunnybrook Farm said...

It looks good to me, I'm sure she will like it.

Zara said...

I need to make some bags with my tea towel stash too. Yours look lovely.
x
p.s thanks for the little mention. you are too kind. x

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

I love them! What a great way to repurpose those beautiful towels!! :)