I found some fun fabric at Joan's a couple of weeks ago: apples and oranges. The minute I saw them I knew just that I wanted to make a tote to go to the farmer's market that is held 2 blocks from our house on Sundays from May to October. I needed something sturdy to resist the weight but instead of canvas, used more denim reclaimed from Old jeans.
It's roomy but low profile with a wide base to tuck in the groceries without piling them too much. I added a big pocket in the front for my cell phone and sunglasses,
a strap for closure with a really big button, a padded strap for comfort.
Inside I added a pocket with a snap to tuck in my wallet.
I'm out of Jeans for now but no matter: more upcycling to come
This bag is gorgeous. I love the fabrics you used.ReplyDelete
That bag is so cute! Perfect for the market.ReplyDelete
Awesome as usual! And if you need/want for denim, I have two huge rubber maid containers full of them from TDHD. Let me know today and I'll send them back with Joan.ReplyDelete
super cute! I love the citrus fabric!ReplyDelete
VERY cute! I love the fabric choice... very summer-y! :) Thanks for linking up at Sassy Sites for our ffa party! Have a wonderful weekend! xoxo!!ReplyDelete
I absolutely love this bag! The fruit fabrics are awesome! Great project.ReplyDelete
Love the bag!ReplyDelete
New follower from the Relax & Surf Hop! Hope you can stop by and return the follow :)
Great upcycle! And how fortunate to have a market so closeby!ReplyDelete
What fantastic fabrics for market shopping!ReplyDelete
This is beautiful! The fruit fabric is just perfect for market!Great job!ReplyDelete
Calling from creative bloggers party...hope to see you on my blog:)
Great use for old jeans - and that fabric is super funky and just perfect for a market bag!ReplyDelete
I would love if you came over and linked this project to my weekly Round Tuit party at:
Have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
Super neat-o! You chose the perfect fabrics! What a cheerful fun bag!ReplyDelete
What a great idea to use jeans...I *love* that fabric, how perfect for the Farmers MarketReplyDelete
Great idea - lining it with demin for added strength. What a great bag.ReplyDelete
This is great! I'm going through my husband's huge pile of jeans and see if there are any he won't miss. lol ;-)ReplyDelete
What a clever use for old jeans!! Would love for you to stop by and share it at the Tuesday To Do Party! http://blackberryvine.blogspot.com/2011/06/tuesday-to-do-14-and-13-list-makers.htmlReplyDelete
great idea with the jeans! :)ReplyDelete
Love your adorable bag.ReplyDelete
Those fruit prints are perfect! I love to upcycle, too, and I have quite the stash of jeans. I never thought of using them as a base for something like this. Thanks for the idea!ReplyDelete
Your bag is really energetic and so fresh! Fabrics are fabulous :)ReplyDelete
Very cute. You did a great job. Hope you have time to check out mine at http://loreen-kniftyknits.blogspot.com/ Have a great week.ReplyDelete
The jeans as liner looks so great - and such a good idea, a nice STURDY lining that can take lots of abuse!ReplyDelete
That's super cute. The fabric's perfect for the farmer's market. Awesome job!ReplyDelete
Cute! Come and join our link party: http://fabricbowsandmore.blogspot.com/2011/06/link-party-no9-will-see-it-wednesday.htmlReplyDelete
What fun and colorful fabric, and what a wonderful idea to make a market tote with it. Perfect !ReplyDelete
Love it! Great job!ReplyDelete
Just so perfect for a market tote!ReplyDelete
Love it! thanks for sharing this to TSWL!ReplyDelete
I am your new follower!
I came across ur blog on Simply Designing's Linky Party.
I loved your tote!
Could you visit my blog too and follow back please?
I LOVE THIS!! I love it so much I featured it this week at my Hookin' Up with HoH party!ReplyDelete
Stop by and grab a button if you'd like!
Allison @ House of Hepworths
I think this is such a great idea. I would love to feature this on Reduce, Reuse, Upcycle. Feel free to stop by and grab a featured button.ReplyDelete