Hand-Embroidered Felted Wool and Recycled Bicycle Parts Make the Bag!comments (10) January 26th, 2009
Looking for cool recycled crafts, I stumbled upon Miss Frugality. I love this blog; it's filled with lots of hand-embroidery ideas. One of her projects in particular that caught my eye is a handbag designed from felted wool combined with hand-stitching and bicycle parts! She used individual links from a bike chain to attach the leather straps to the felted wool. This idea solves one of the problems I've had in the past when I'm working with stuff that gets too thick for my sewing machine to handle. I have one of those tabletop rivet and tac button "putter-inners" for my jeans...I bet I can use it to work with something a little more interesting than rivets... It also occurred to me that those bicycle chain links would be another cool way to attach all those magazine pages together to make Jeffery's waste basket!