Tuesday, December 27, 2011

My Old Navy Bag

During the week days proceeding Christmas I decided to take on a project that I've wanted to do for some time.

I've collected a few old canvas army and navy bags.

I thought they would make great totes when cut down.

I used an old navy bag for this project.

I decided to get out that pair of scissors and make the first cut.

Why is it always so hard to make that cut?

I ended up combining it with black and white stripe ticking.

I love how it turned out.

I was able to keep the old grommets on the bag as well.

This bag had a patch on it and since it added such personality to the bag I used it on the inside pocket.

See the "OREGON" on it.....love it!

I'm joining up with Kathleen of Faded Charm for White Wednesday!Thank you for stopping by!


Dixie said...

great job! i love it! I need that for my old vintage wire shopping cart that I take to flee markets!

clustres said...

Wow, I love this!

Faded Charm said...

I love how this turned out Debbie. You need to teach me all your sewing tricks....like either of has the time, but it would be fun:-)

Wishing you the best in 2012!


BECKY said...

What a great idea! Love how it came out!! Just so cool!
Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Your results are great ! !
My Wish for you & yours is Good Health & Happiness for the New Year !!

Kathy said...

Oh yes, it is always hard to commit with that first cut but rest assured, it turned out wonderful. Love that "lacky" pocket!

Fishtail Cottage said...

love your bag! oxox

A Cottage Muse said...

Love it Debbie!

Miss Gracie's House said...

Hi Debbie!
I am finally having time to go visiting with all of my bloggy-friends...your space at Monticello looked fabulous for Christmas!! One of the years, I am gonna have to brave the mountain and get over there! I LOVE the bakery sign...did you make it? Or is it vintage?
I enjoyed seeing your home Christmas decorations, too...I so understand about not having a lot of energy for home decor after doing it for the shop AND about the deadline of people coming to get it into high-gear..that is SO true at my house!
I do hope your Christmas celebration was filled with joy...
Blessings to you this new year, my friend!

Di said...

That is a wonderful idea, I love repurposing fabric. I am a new follower. Hope you have a wonderful New Year. Di@cottage-wishes