Old mail bag upcycled

Added Jun 4, 2010

by madammeke

Helmond, Netherl...

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Description

I am fond of old sturdy mail bags. And I am not the only one, ever since Dutch crown princess Maxima showed herself in a gorgeous jacket made of old mail bags, (http://www.elsevier.nl/web/10236483/Opinie/Op-de-catwalk/Mxima-verrassend-in-oude-postzak.htm) Dutch sewers en masse started recycling these bags into pillows, bags, clothes…
I managed to find a bag, and decided to upcycle it, using Amy Butler’s weekend bag pattern (made it 1/4 smaller).
I also added some old Dutch stamps (printing them on transfer paper, then ironed them on white cotton).

Material Notes

Old mail bag, heavy fusible interfacing, stabilizer, transfer paper, cording,cotton lining, zipper

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Accessories
Style
Bohemian
Material
Other

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    Aug 19, 2011, 03.54 AMby AlexandraMarie19

    I love this bag!!! How did you make it? I would love to make something like this just to have!

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    Feb 2, 2011, 03.14 AMby pollygirl

    I love it! It’s so well-made. =)

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    Jun 5, 2010, 07.53 PMby onegoodapple

    This is completely and utterly perfect!

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    Jun 4, 2010, 06.27 PMby smallone

    this is soooo way coool. absolutely love it!!!!!! and the stamp additions just make it super fantastic.

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    Jun 4, 2010, 01.36 PMby erinbord

    This looks fantastic!

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    Jun 4, 2010, 10.05 AMby Geeky Seamstress

    I love it!

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    Jun 4, 2010, 09.54 AMby pedal2carpet

    Brilliant, wish Australia had such good mailbags for recycling

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