I've been up cycling some lovely fabrics into some unique bags in the past few months, including this vibrant pink/orange and brown tablecloth found in my local retro shop Hello Retro.
Mabel Messenger Bag
and a couple of large totes with some added repurposed denim
A piece of 70's barkcloth, originally a curtain in vibrant orange with a piece of unwanted denim
Made this with some unwanted off cuts of tweed and a pair of green waterproof trousers, making the pockets base and handles, finished with orange stitching and lined with cream canvas.
A large tote made with a pair of denim jeans and an orange flower barkcloth.
A pair of denim jeans and a piece from a 70's pink floral curtain
A large tote made from a combination of old and new fabric. including a piece of Orla Kiely, a 70's woven bedspread and a pieces from a retro Danish duvet cover.
I've been saving my left over pieces of fabric from making dresses over the years (I hardly ever throw anything away.) Inspired by a quilt I found on Pinterest I decided to give it ago, and have now caught the bug. Above is a single quilt made from a combination of 70, mainly Scandinavian inspired fabrics and backed with a pale blue and white spot cotton.
A fun play mat made from a combination of fabrics with grey channeling and backed with grey and white str print cotton.
All available on the website. www.mysistermabel.bigcartel.com