Flower Power Necktie Bagcomments (10) October 11th, 2008 in gallery
This is another one of my reversible, recycled, necktie bags. It is made from two old neckties, an old flannel shirt, upholstery samples, buttons, and various scrap fabrics. Half of the bag is a pretty teal fabric with fabric flower appliques sewn on. Each flower was handcut from different floral fabrics, then sewn on by machine, and many have a button (or three) hand sewn into the middle. One side also has the pocket of a green plaid flannel shirt sewn on.
The other half of the bag is made from two large, striped upholstery samples. The blue and green side has a blue flower applique, and the red and pink side has a pink flower applique. The bag handle is made from a plaid necktie, and a teal patterned necktie. The bias tape around the edges was made from other parts of the plaid flannel shirt.
I think I should win because not only is my bag covered in flowers and floral prints, about 75% of the materials are recycled or repurposed. It says "Flower Power" in the literal and figurative sense of the phrase.
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