Handmade Bags from Recycled Materials


With all that we throw away every day, it is time to start re-using.  The idea of making bags out of found objects is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint.  Why use new materials, when there are perfectly good, unique, and interesting materials being thrown out everyday?  These bags tell stories of past lives, of the paths the materials have taken on their way to becoming bags.  Carry a bag like this and you send a statement: of environmental conscientiousness and of individualism.     Each bag is hand made and one of a kind.  Plastic grocery bags, felted sweaters once forgotten in the dryer, bottle caps, sails torn beyond repair in a tropical storm, favorite pants that have knees no more...these are what I use, and with the help of my trusty Bernina...become Bags from Rags.


Carry it Green

I now have an Etsy store selling several of the things I’ve made out of recycled/upcycled materials.  Check it out.