“Upcycling” is a popular word these days, and this book takes this movement seriously! Refashioned Bags, by Faith & Justina Blakeney, offers some unusual beginnings for handbags and totes. What do neckties, shower curtains, umbrellas, beach towels, sweaters and doilies have in common? You’ll find them all made into handbags and accessories in this unique book. Look for quick Indie designer profiles throughout the book of those who use recycled materials in their work. If you’ve got some interesting things around the house that you’d like to re-use, this book is sure to inspire.
Tip: See our Guideline, 4.130 Unconventional Fabric Sources for more ideas.