Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Upcycled Military Uniform Cross Body Bag

After making the first handbag using the cargo shorts and an old military shirt, I still had fabric leftover, so i decided to make another one.  

Here is the finished Bag

This time, since fabric was very limited, i used whatever leftover fabric i could gather from the cargo shorts and the military shirt to make the strap.  I actually used the collar of the military shirt to make one side of the strap, and used the cargo shorts to make the other side of the strap.

front of the bag, i only put pockets on the front, nothing at the back.  the opening/zipper area was made from the sleeves of the military shirt, so the buttons are actually functional (see picture #3)

lining was a very lightweight lining in brown with one pocket

this is how the bag actually looks after buttoning the sides of the bag


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    1. Thank you Pam, it was a little pain in the butt because i had to be even more creative on how to use the little fabric i have left. and hind sight, i should actually top stitch the lining and the fabric together since the lining is so slippery that it moves too much lol


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