Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Repurposed Burplap Bag ~ From Bean Bag to Book Bag

I made this bag months ago, and despite the fact that it is one of my most favorite projects, I forgot to write about it! Over a year ago, a friend sent me a bag o' beans. The beans were delicious, and you know I couldn't throw away that bag! It languished in my stash for a while and one evening I was in need of a quick project to make me feel like I accomplished something. Why is it that laundry never feels like an accomplishment? It never ends, unlike this project. I had this baby finished in under an hour. The lining is flipped over on the outside of the bag and top-stitched down. The bag was cute, but it needed a little something and I had this hideously delightful vintage trim. Does that ever happen to you? You find something that for all intents and purposes is U-G-L-Y, but you just know it will be perfect for something. Anyone? Anyone? I am a sucker for trim, I will tell you that.


  1. Oh I like it! Especially the trim, it suits the bag perfectly! I haven't acquired anything too hideous in my stash yet. It's going to happen one day I'm sure. My trims tend to come from my habit of saving the waist tie ribbons from dresses that I get rid of.

  2. Love the coffee bean bag look! I really need to break out my sewing machine and reconnect with my elementary sewing self...