Posts Tagged ‘eco’
I'm on a plane to Salt Lake City as we speak, so I asked Mariah from Everything Golden to stop by and share a (super awesome) DIY with you today. I'll be back tomorrow with some sneak peeks for Alt - hint: that secret thing I've been working on & a look at my new letterpress business cards.
Anyway, I'll let Mariah take it away...
I usually always remember to bring my canvas bags to the grocery store or farmers market. However, when I reach the fruit and vegetable section, I resort to using plastic. So I thought I'd solve this issue with making some cool re-usable bags. I found these great vintage flour bags at a local antique store and they make for the perfect material: they're recycled, durable and a great alternative to plastic! I also love the visual quality.
What you'll need:
- 1 large flour bag (found at antique stores) makes 4 - 11.5 x 8.5 bags
- A sewing machine or needle and thread
- Small rope
- Scissors and pins
- Cut the large flour bag into 4 sections.
- Then open one section and measure a piece of rope to be about 10 inches longer than the width.
- Lay the rope on the top of the fabric and fold about 1/5 inch over the rope and pin down and sew.
- You'll then tie the ends of the rope to secure it.
- Lastly, fold rights sides together and sew edges, turn right side out and wallah!
I think I might have a problem. Because if I could stock my closet from floor to ceiling with bags and pouches from Seaoats, I would. And I would be one very happy girl at that! Anyone want to help me with this?
Malina is constantly adding new products, and her latest additions (which I adore) are these flap clutch purses and wall hangings. Every piece at Seaoats is handmade with love using reclaimed fabrics and is hand-printed using environmentally friendly inks. Seriously, is there anything not to like about this shop?
Visit Seaoats on etsy to view all of Malina’s hand-sewn pouches and more.
Using reclaimed and recycled leathers, Louise Thompson of Bibliographica creates these beautiful, hand-bound journals, that look as though they have a story to tell, even before a single pen has touched the pages.
Visit Bibliographica on etsy to view more products from this shop.