SavedbyKate

Upcycled fabric & fiber creations

Ithaca, New York · 96 Sales

SavedbyKate

Upcycled fabric & fiber creations

Ithaca, New York 96 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars
(38)

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Katie

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Announcement   Welcome to SavedbyKate, a shop that partners my love of knitting and sewing with my love of upcycling fabric and fiber.

My focus is on making functional, beautiful, one of a kind bags to help you organize your knitting and your world. All of my bags are made from upcycled jeans, upholstery samples and are lined with fabric from a local reuse store

If you're feeling creative, peruse my upcycled t-shirt yarns and create your own masterpiece. Don't see the color or quantity you need? Send me a message and let's talk.

Looking for a bargain? My shop is always evolving and some items don't make the cut. Be sure to check out my clearance section for some amazing deals.

Announcement

Last updated on Feb 15, 2017

Welcome to SavedbyKate, a shop that partners my love of knitting and sewing with my love of upcycling fabric and fiber.

My focus is on making functional, beautiful, one of a kind bags to help you organize your knitting and your world. All of my bags are made from upcycled jeans, upholstery samples and are lined with fabric from a local reuse store

If you're feeling creative, peruse my upcycled t-shirt yarns and create your own masterpiece. Don't see the color or quantity you need? Send me a message and let's talk.

Looking for a bargain? My shop is always evolving and some items don't make the cut. Be sure to check out my clearance section for some amazing deals.

Katie

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Updates

Coupon code STELLA2017 is good for free shipping on your order of $15 or more until midnight tonight! What are you waiting for?

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Upcycled Drawstring Bag
$18.00
Today is your last day to save with free shipping on orders over $15.
Get organized with one of my bags, comfy with one of my throw blankets, cozy with one of my throw rugs or get crafty with some of my t-shirt yarn. So many choices to save on!

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The snow has stopped but the free shipping continues through 3/17!

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About

It all started years ago with some badly ripped jeans...

The very beginnings of this Etsy shop go back to 2006. I had a stack jeans that were pristine everywhere except the knees, which were ripped completely beyond repair. We had recently gotten my young sons' bunk beds and needed quilts for them. I also had a fiesty 13 year old daughter, who assured me that I could make quilts out of the jeans even though I hadn't sewn since high school. The sewing knowledge she had gained in her recent home and careers class was enough to keep my sewing machine, newly acquired from Freecycle, running through those first two quilts. That same 13 year old was so impressed with her brothers' quilts that she placed an order with mom for her own denim quilt shortly thereafter.

Since that time, quilts made of the pristine portions of well loved jeans have made their way into the lives of family and friends for a variety of occasions. Those first denim quilts ignited my passion for working with upcycled materials. Over time, I added upcycled cotton t-shirts to my repertoire and began experimenting with upholstery fabric samples. Tote bags, project bags and zipper pouches were the next logical steps in my upcycling journey.

Now I find myself on a mission to make upcycling not just practical, but beautiful as well. I use upcycled jeans, t-shirts and upholstery fabric samples to creates one of a kind, functional, beautiful tote bags and project bags to help you organize your on-the-go crafting and your world. My project bags all feature an upcycled jeans pocket on the front, the perfect combination of quirkiness and function. You'll also find t-shirt yarn and other upcycled creations in my shop.

Where some might see rags, I have grown to see endless possibilities. I hope you begin to see the possibilities as well.

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  • Katie Mangan

    Owner

    I'm Katie & my mission is to make upcycling not just practical, but beautiful as well. I use upcycled jeans, t-shirts and upholstery fabric samples to make one of a kind, functional, beautiful creations. I hope you enjoy them.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 6, 2015

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Shipping
I ship most items the next business day after purchase.

I ship through the post office. Most items go first class, heavier packages go priority mail.

International packages are shipped first class international up to 4 pounds.
Refunds and Exchanges
If an item is damaged in transit, and you can provide packaging, you will receive your money or a replacement.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you live in a country that charges duty, tariffs, or any other type of import tax, payment of these fees is the responsibility of the buyer. I put the purchase price minus any shipping charges on the customs form.