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Monday, July 19, 2010

Recycle your Tank Tops

I was going through my clothes in the wardrobe and weeded out some short tank tops. Once upon a time when my tummy was still flat, I loved them. Now, the extra ' fatties' flopped out when I put them on and it's kind of obscene to me wearing them at my age. They are still in good conditions and I can't bear to throw them away. And then suddenly, an idea hatched and I became obsessed in turning them into bags :)

1) First remove tag from old tank top.

2) Turn top inside out and line the 2 sides together. Pin the bottoms together on the dotted line.

3)  Sew straight through the bottom.

4) Turn it right way out and ta-da, you've got a new casual hand bag!

You can add a brooch or sew an applique of your choice on it for a different look.

I've turned 2 more tank tops into bags.

Try it, it's SO easy!


Anonymous said...

thank you for sharin tis brilliant idea ;)

Domesticgoddess said...

wow! this is awesome! I can't bear to throw away my clothes which I don't/can't wear anymore. I love the idea of recycling them into something useful or restructure them somehow so I can wear them again.

But I can't sew at all and can't find time to pick it up right now. One day, I shall. So for now, I am just hoarding them.

Ing said...

Wow this is so cool! What a creative idea! Will like to try making one if I can, as I also have some tank tops which I can no longer fit in, only thing is I don't have a sewing machine.

MamaJ said...

COOL! :) Its amazing how you can repurpose these tops into funky bags!

Euphoria said...

YOU are VERY VERY VERY creative.
Thank you for sharing you great ideas!

Eileen W said...

Thank you so much everyone :) You ladies are so encouraging! Ok, I shall crack my head with more ideas...LOL!

The Beauties In Our Lives said...

This is such a creative and impressive way to recycle our unwanted tops! Amazing...and the end product looks gorgeous!