I found a pair of quilted pillow shams at Marshalls on clearance for under $20.00. I know what you are thinking….$20 is not so cheap…and yes, you are right, but when you consider the fact that these shams were quilted, and had coordinating fabric on the back of them – I think I did alright….Check it out…
I was able to make almost TWO complete, awesome bags from them. I made one cute shoulder bag and one roomy tote.
So, considering that similar Vera Bradley bags cost upwards of $75 and don’t have leather handles, I’d say this was money well spent!
The cool thing about upcycling or repurposing is that you end up creating one of a kind items. I can pretty much guarantee NOBODY will have an identical bag….and even better…there is less trash going into our landfills.
I hope I’ve given you some inspiration to find a second life for the fabrics around you!