Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Project Upcycle Day 3 - Garbage/Toy Bag for the Car

I got some encouragement from the Heart and Stroke Foundation the other day that I thought I would share with you. I was promoting my campaign for donations on Twitter and caught their attention. Here is what they had to say:

Hi. Your project is awesome - great for the heart and the environment.

Awesome! You can follow the Heart and Stroke Foundation on Twitter if you so like.

Yesterday I asked you what I would make out of some Velcro, a nylon tote bag, some ribbon that I took from a Christmas present I received last year, and some old cabling that I stole from Terry's ever growing box of weird and wacky computer/ TV / Stereo stuff.


So let's get on with it!

1) Cut the tote bag into rectangles. I love this tote bag. I got it for Christmas this year. But I already have several of these bags to use for my everyday, boring shopping. This bag deserved a much more glamorous fate.

2) Attach ribbon and Velcro

3) sew sides for outer shell and lining

4) Attach Velcro to bottom on both sides for easy roll up and emptying.
5) put ribbon through top and cabling through the middle so that it will stay open, yet is pliable enough to bend in case it's kicked by an active toddler :)



And voila! You've got the cutest bag to stick around the head rest of your car (it hangs down the back within easy reach of a toddler in a car seat).

*** This Garbage/Toy bag will sold at Tawny Bee for $16. Half the proceeds ($8) will be donated to the Heart and Stroke Foundation as part of my Upcycle for Heart and Stroke 2010 campaign. ***

Tomorrow I will be upcycling a plain old red pillow case into something that is fabulous. I will give you a hint: tomorrow is Laney's 6 month birthday! So it'll be something for babies!
Earlier posts in the Project Upcycle for Heart and Stroke series:

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