upcycledtotebags

UpcycledTotebags -- A creative way of reuse sweaters

Raleigh, North Carolina · 23 Sales

upcycledtotebags

UpcycledTotebags -- A creative way of reuse sweaters

Raleigh, North Carolina 23 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   UpCycled wool sweater projects. Main shop: http://mcleodhandcratgifts.etsy.com

***** 2012 has been a blessed year for me into felting. Most of my items were sold at local craft shows. Some I didn't get chance to publish on Etsy, sold them, some, even if was published here, it was sold as well at the shows. People have shown the passion for the felted items, and shown the compassion for Upcycled items, and shown support to hand made, hand sewn recylced bags, hats, headbands, etc..

I am strongly encouraged with the first year's experiment. And will continue on this path to show you what I can do with different materials.

It warmed my heart so greatly to see people lined up at my shop to get the fresh items; to see people ordering the item still in the making; to see a sweater transformed into something else with a second life after re-making ........................... my heart is filled with joy.

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Creating upcycled tote bags is almost like painting. With a piece of blank paper, you can draw whatever picture you want to draw -- you can design whatever way you want, you can cut any shapes you like. I have tremendous fun in creating them. And each bag is Unique ----- I may not find another sweater just like it. Creative mind will take you to the world far beyond. That is best part of the bags creation. Not to mention its huge benefit of reuse the materials. I use the washer, high heat wash the sweater for 120 minutes. Then high heat dry. I believe that would clean the sweater thoroughly.

I mainly use 100 pure wool. Or other kind of wool. But I also like to make those fancy glittering bags make from fancy dresses.

Enjoy the tour with me and stay inspired. And spend less to get high quality items. Reuse, reduce waste, recycle and upcycle.

Announcement

UpCycled wool sweater projects. Main shop: http://mcleodhandcratgifts.etsy.com

***** 2012 has been a blessed year for me into felting. Most of my items were sold at local craft shows. Some I didn't get chance to publish on Etsy, sold them, some, even if was published here, it was sold as well at the shows. People have shown the passion for the felted items, and shown the compassion for Upcycled items, and shown support to hand made, hand sewn recylced bags, hats, headbands, etc..

I am strongly encouraged with the first year's experiment. And will continue on this path to show you what I can do with different materials.

It warmed my heart so greatly to see people lined up at my shop to get the fresh items; to see people ordering the item still in the making; to see a sweater transformed into something else with a second life after re-making ........................... my heart is filled with joy.

**************************************************

Creating upcycled tote bags is almost like painting. With a piece of blank paper, you can draw whatever picture you want to draw -- you can design whatever way you want, you can cut any shapes you like. I have tremendous fun in creating them. And each bag is Unique ----- I may not find another sweater just like it. Creative mind will take you to the world far beyond. That is best part of the bags creation. Not to mention its huge benefit of reuse the materials. I use the washer, high heat wash the sweater for 120 minutes. Then high heat dry. I believe that would clean the sweater thoroughly.

I mainly use 100 pure wool. Or other kind of wool. But I also like to make those fancy glittering bags make from fancy dresses.

Enjoy the tour with me and stay inspired. And spend less to get high quality items. Reuse, reduce waste, recycle and upcycle.

lee mcleod

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lee mcleod

Back to 70s kids  sewing pattern butterrick 6718
Back to 70s kids sewing pattern butterrick 6718
$6.00
Back to 70s kids jumper 3 4 5
Back to 70s kids jumper 3 4 5
$4.00
vitage button molly saves the world
vitage button molly saves the world
$8.00

About

Upcycle Reuse and Reduce the waste --turn a sweater into an art work

Last year, my friend shipped me two sweater she ruined. She asked me to make use of them. That was when I started felting. I learned how to felt and learned how to turn them into many things , such as hat, totebags, messenger bags, stocking, flowers --- anything you can set your mind on, anything your skills can take you there.

The felting seriously expanded my interest field, and seriously stimulated my creative brain. It is like given a blank paper, you can draw anything on it, and you can create brand new items from a recycled sweater.

Through the process, I found lots high quality items, such as leather, silk, cashmere, merino wool, lamb's wool. I believe the customers can get one of the kind product with high quality material, yet, spend small amount money that otherwise would cost a fortune.

After High heat washing, high heat dry, most of the wool sweater bags can be washed by machine with normal temperature. you can stretch them before they are complete dry to get back to the original shape.

I hope you will find the project interesting and fascinating as I did my discovery. I have such satisfaction in creating wool felted, upcycled items in my craty life.

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  • Upcycled Sweater Tote Bag

    Owner

    I am a knitter, crocheter, and tatter. Now I am into felting. I use high quality wool sweater to make slippers, tote bags, mittens, fingerless gloves, hats, booties -you name it. It has brought joy and satisfaction in fiber art creation. Ton of fun

Shop policies

Last updated on June 22, 2012
Welcome to Upcycled totebags ! I am using felted materials to create different items, such as hand bags, sling bags, pillows, fingerless gloves, etc, etc. Felting has greatly enriched my crafting life, and I am given a "blank" piece of fabric, I can draw the beautiful pictures, decrotate anyway I want. And felting has greatly satisfied my curiosity in crafting as well. It will be my main focus in the future. My crafting will include leather, silk, wool, cashmere and beautifully designed fabrics. All my items are uniquely handcrafted. No item will look exactly the same.

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Payment
Paypal is preferred method. If you really do want to pay via check, I will need to hold the item will the check is cleared. Thanks for understanding.
Shipping
Item you purchased will shipped be within 2 days of purchase.
I will do combined shipping if you buy more than one Item. you can request a invoice through paypal.

Please note that buyers are responsible for any and all duties and customs charges that may be incurred
Refunds and Exchanges
You can exchange item or return the item that you are not happy with , you just need to pay shipping cost. I am glad to do exchange or return for you.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please note that all items I made are created by hand, so no two items are identical. That's the beauty of the product! Please allow for slight variances from what is shown in the made to order photos