Sunday, May 29, 2011

Recycled Jacket to Purse

I look at this Jacket and wonder why it used to be my favorite. Also wonder why I have held onto it. It used to be my traveling companion and went everywhere with me. Now, I am in need of a bag to carry with me on a plane that is big enough to carry all of my necessary "stuff".



First, I deconstructed the Jacket, with the help of my assistant, Oliver. He really isn't much help, but please, don't tell him. I am sure he will be insulted.

OK, it is all taken apart. I will remove the zipper later..........Who knows, I am sure I will find a use for it someday. My sweet hubby says I will not live long enough to use up all of my stuff. He is probably right, but I am keeping it anyway.
 
Yea!!!! It took a lot of hours of sewing, but here is the finished product. Hubbie is quite impressed and wants me to sell it in my etsy shop. I tell him.............Nope, this one is for me!!!!

Back looks pretty good too. Guess, it pays to keep things for years and years. It is totally made from recycled "things", except for the adornment on the front tab. It came from Michael's.........one of my favorite places to shop!!! The leather straps and front tab were recycled from a thrift store leather jacket. The magnetic snap and zipper came from a thrift store travel tote. The lining came from my stash of fabrics.












12 comments:

Helen's Decor said...

Carolina, that is a great makeover. Please come see my makeover. I'm with Debbie's Newbie Party, too. Thanks for posting.
Helen of Helen's Decor

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Oliver is a very cute assistant, so regardless keep him around. How cute is this? I love it. Thank you for sharing with my newbie party.

Rebecca (Soap Deli News Blog) said...

What an awesome way to upcycle an old jacket! Looks great.

Jennifer said...

Looks good!!

Lynn said...

I love it - I covered an old pillow for my hubby to use in his car (a lumbar pillow) with an old pair of jeans. Used the pockets and the waist band and fly. Looks so cute. I also saw a flag made from jeans waist bands all sewn together for the stripes - very unique and quite striking.

Terri @ A Creative Princess said...

Awesome! Love it! I would love it you would link up tomorrow at "It's a Party"!
www.acreativeprincess.blogspot.com

Jennifer said...

Hey Lady! I couldn't find your email...my post yesterday about comments was for people to be able to post on your blog. It might have seemed like I was saying it would fix the problem entirely...I apoligize!! I did read this tip today....when signing in uncheck the 'keep me signed in' box under where you put your sign in and email. That seemed to have fixed the entire problem for me now! Hope that helps and sorry if I was confusing!!
Happy blogging!

My Life Under the Bus said...

Hi Great Makeover!!! - yes I am in the ever fickle northeast - not enough airconditioning in the schools so the kids were sent home. My middle Schooler said by 11:00 yesterday it was 92 in his classroom BLECH - and it's supposed to hit 100ish today .... : P Thanks for the link I will check it out as well! Stay cool! XOXO Patty

Baye said...

I really have to steal this idea. I was a big stash of old jeans I'm always trying to figure a use for. Thanks!

Susan @ Second Chances by Susan said...

You did a beautiful job on your tote! I love the design and your craftsmanship is excellent!

Pam said...

A VERY clever refashion!!! The brown leather and denim look so good together. An AWESOME looking bag, which I've featured today...
http://threadingmyway.blogspot.com/2012/10/threading-your-way-features.html

Schulz Family said...

Visiting from threading my way. I absolutely love this bag. What an awesome professional finish you have to your sewing