October Specials

Special – go to my shop and if you buy 3 or more tutorials get a discount by contacting me on Etsy and tell me you saw this post on my Blog.
Buy online and receive instant download! I show how to make your own totes and other items from recycled material. Each tutorial has a section that gives information on how to process recycled materials as well as how to design, layout, cutout, and construct the items.

I recycle feed bags, coffee bags and other materials, process the raw material and reuse it by giving it a new purpose in life such as totes, recycle bins, hampers, rugs and many other utilitarian items.

I have custom made-to-order items listed in my “Etsy Shop,” and that means, you order and then I make it. The pictures in the listings are prior custom orders and shown only for example. I rarely have any “ready made” items for sale because I make everything custom or made to order. Click on picture below to check out details and pricing.

Custom made totes, handbags and other items made from recycled, upcycled materials. Closure at top, sew-on hook and loop closure.

This is a custom made totes to a dog owner who wanted a travel bag for their dog. I also make handbags and other items made from recycled, upcycled materials. Closure at top, sew-on hook and loop closure.

Popular items are the Custom Ordered Recycle Bins

1-Recyclebin

This custom made recycle bin dimensions will be approximately 18″ tall, 14″ wide, 7″ deep. You may vary the sie when ordering. If you want the appliqued lettering other than RECYCLE, please specify other wording, such as GLASS, PLASTIC, CARDBOARD, LAUNDRY, YOUR WORDING, when ordering. Choice of colors of lettering is an option too, please state preference when ordering. Appliqued lettering is made from various colorful materials, such as coffee bags, and feed bags.

The hamper will be double layered and all seams are zigzag stitched. This custom made laundry bin dimensions are approximately 18″ tall, 14″ wide, 12″ deep. Handles are the built in finger tucks on sides of the top band. There is no lid on this hamper. All seams are turn inside the layers so that they are hidden. You may vary size and the wording when ordering.

Growler Totes are to carry your container to be refilled with craft beer or to bring your own brew or wine to a party. The lining helps retain temperature of the beverage longer.

Growler Totes

Growler Totes – This listing is for one 64oz Growler tote that will be similar to the ones shown. I collect and process used grain bags from local breweries.

This listing is for one double 32oz Growler tote that will be similar to the ones shown. I collect and process used grain bags from local breweries.

This listing is for one double 32oz Growler tote that will be similar to the ones shown. I collect and process used grain bags from local breweries.

QUALITY OF CONSTRUCTION SETS US APART!
COMPARE AND YOU WILL SEE THE DIFFERENCE!

1. All recycled bags are completely processed by either pulling apart the glued seam, or by cutting a new opening along the side of the bag so that the bag can lay open flat for washing.
2. All bags are opened flat and scrubbed with cleaning and disinfecting solutions on both sides of the bag. Some bags require soaking to disinfectant and remove stains, That is done in a large plastic container when the bags are submersed in a disinfecting solution of chlorine water.
3. Washed bags are hung on line to dry, once dry the bags are ready to be cut-out for sewing just as any other material.
4. All totes and other items are constructed with great care for durability as well as aesthetics!

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2 thoughts on “October Specials

  1. Beautiful beautiful work, we use ours soooooo very much, I have stuff stored in the huge one and carry stuff places all the time in the others. I guess I need to find some matching coffee bags that fit my personality and drink a heck of a lot or give free coffee out at the corner of the street lol so I can send them to you then I can match with my jewelry for shows. Don’t tell me to make them for I don’t have the machine, your fortunate mama’s has held up so long. She is keeping that thing running you know. Love ya sister and so proud of the hard work and dedication you have put in saving that small part of the world with your recycling.

    • I’m glad you use the totes I made for ya’ll and gave you for a gift. I wouldn’t want you to sew your own sister, instead… shop in my Etsy Shop and buy some totes for yourselves and for gifts for others.Sorry you have had problems with your sewing machines over the years. I maintain my sewing machines, that’s the way you keep them going. I have had to pay for many repairs over the years but I keep them running and am blessed to have two such wonderful work horse machines. I love the Singer feather weight mama gave me back in the 1960’s when I got married, I’ve put a new motor on that one and many other repairs over the years, I sewed many of my kids clothes on the Singer. When Mama gave me the Singer Daddy said “Margaret, you better take care of and never get rid of that sewing machine!” I still have it and love it, I also love the Bernina 802 Mama gave me in 2003 when she lived with me. I have had the Bernina in the repair shop a few times but it is a tough machine that I love love love.

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