Sunday, 31 January 2010

Making bags from old clothes.

One of Kathryn`s bags made from a cuffed sleeve of a coat

Went for a workshop on making bags from old clothing,it was with 2 of Studio Sevens artists Kathryn Clarke and Corinne Hockley,they had some good ideas and where most helpful during the session. Kathryn had made several bags to give us inspiration and they were great, using the pockets ,belts and frills from the original garment she designed the new bag. This is a photo of a frilled skirt obtained as were all the garments from a charity shop in the photo above you can see how she has used the frills to make rosettes.

See how easy it is to have pockets in your bag when you take them straight off a man`s suit!

A pillow cover made from the pullover in the photo.

The rest of the bags are the great work of the other students.

This started life as a woollen skirt plus tweed additions.

A jumper and blouse.

Denim jeans

These are so cute remind me of Victorian bathing costumes.

Work in progress.

These are mine started off life as an evening jacket now too small an getting a bit scruffy, the first bag was made by sewing the tops of the puffed sleeves together, I think this will end up as a peg bag, the smartest one on the block!

I might just possibly use this one.


smarcoux said...

Very clever little bags .. I love them :)

sharon young said...

what a fantastic collection, great recycling :-)t