Sewing: Upcycled Bags Completed

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I’ve now completed two upcycled bags with crazy quilt blocks with both hand embroidery and machine embroidery stitches.

a slow stitching project at craftygardener.ca

The green bag, started a week ago, is stitched and stands perfectly.

a slow stitching project at craft

The purple one has both types of stitching too. The embroidery stitches used variegated purple floss and black floss.

a slow stitching project at craft

The square bottoms of these bags means that after packing they will stand up.

a slow stitching project at craft

While putting the bags away in the van for the next shopping trip I came across another square bottom bag.

a slow stitching project at craftygardener.ca

So I got out the material boxes again and pulled out some more fabric and started making a crazy patch for the front and back of this bag.

a slow stitching project at craftygardener.ca

And while the material boxes were out I got out more scraps to make some more quilted hearts.

making quilted hearts at craftygardener.ca

These slow stitching projects are perfect for the wintery days and nights we are having.

Unique bags like this are fantastic for conversation starters when out. They are perfect for groceries, library books, and shopping trips.

Have you upcycled any bags lately?

I get lots of inspiration from other stitchers at Slow Sunday Stitching and appreciate all the visits and comments from there. Visit them and gather some inspiration for yourself.

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16 Responses

  1. Kim

    Your upcycled bags are overflowing with lovely stitching and pretty details. You will certainly be the talk of the town when you are out grocery shopping. Such gorgeous finishes!

  2. Jill

    What a great idea! Upcycled bags. I like your organic hearts.

  3. Gretchen

    These are lovely shopping bags! I can see how they would be conversation starters. Happy stitching and happy shopping!

  4. CathieJ

    I love your upcycled bags. I have a couple with logos on that I may try to do this to. Enjoy your stitching!

  5. Karrin Hurd

    Great upcycled bags. I have never done any, but I am working on so many other things at the moment I haven’t thought of it.

    • Crafty

      I have several projects too, but the light just hasn’t been good enough to do an embroidery pattern. This type of stitching doesn’t follow a pattern so I can do it in any light. Have a good Sunday, get lots of slow stitching done.

  6. dq

    It looks super fun with all the little bits of hand work added here and there. Very nice!

  7. Angie

    Your upcycled bags are very distinctive and impressive. I have never tried something like that!

  8. Julie G

    Those bags will certainly be a talking point they look great Linda, purple is my favourite.
    Julie G

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