Thursday, November 4, 2010

Upcycling!

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The French Cuff Tote pattern was originally written for recycled suit pants. I almost called it the Suitable Tote or “Suit up!” Tote because of the hit comedy show, “How I Met Your Mother”. I wanted to let you know how easy it is to upcycle a pair of old suit pants into this fun hand bag!
First, find an old pair of suit pants. Great places to look are on your husband's side of the closet (smiles), look for a pair he can no longer fit or go to a second hand shop.
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Then, take the French Cuff Tote template and cut two outer shell panels. You can cut two outer shell panels from one pant leg! That means two totes from one pair of suit pants! (Maybe more if you have a large pair.)
Happy Upcycling!
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