Monday, April 9, 2012

Poulet et Poisson: an Upcycled Vintage Find

I had a lot of fun making this upcycled vintage straw tote. I picked it up once & put it back, amongst a number of finds being destashed for a move. I'm glad I went back for it though :) The lining was badly damaged, so I removed it & used it as a pattern for making a new lining out of a great French country print fabric (covered with chickens, chicks & flowers. I love chickens!), I had purchased a while back. While the lining was out, I added patches, cut from the new lining fabric, to the front & the back, some yarn stitching & a carved horn button, shaped like a fish, as well as a recycled cotton loop, for the button closure. I machine stitched the lining & the hand sewed it into the bag:
The front of the tote
The lining fabric
The back of the tote
I really love how it turned out, so cute! A great rescued vintage tote, given new life & it has chickens, yay :)

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Debbie @ OtRD said...

So much fun! Love the fabric liner you added!

Alex said...

Very cute! And I love the inside fabric!

Jamie said...

I bet you'd be great to browse with at flea markets. I'd love to see what you can turn stuff into!

Alexis Grace said...

This is adorable!!!! Fantastic job!

A Day in Candiland said...

I love it, Its so cute, you are very talented to see the promise in something old.

Waterrose said...

what a cute bag! you did a great job and I love the chicken!