Tote-ally Tab Maille

comments (6) July 29th, 2008 in gallery     

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sjroemer sjroemer, member
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Eco-chic Soda Can Tab tote bag is made of post-consumer recycled aluminum can tabs, bound together with cord from a thrift store purse I unraveled, lined in recycled denim. 
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Eco-chic Soda Can Tab tote bag is made of post-consumer recycled aluminum can tabs, bound together with cord from a thrift store purse I unraveled, lined in recycled denim. 

Eco-chic Soda Can Tab tote bag is made of post-consumer recycled aluminum can tabs, bound together with cord from a thrift store purse I unraveled, lined in recycled denim. 

This tote bag is made from 100% post-consumer recycled aluminum soda can tabs.  They are bound together with recycled nylon crochet cord from a thrift store purse I unravelled.  The tote is lined in recycled denim from an old pair of shorts.  Only the thread used to sew the lining is new, so I am entering this tote in the "eco-chic" category.  This bag shows that you really can make something out of nothing.  It is beautiful, functional, and earth-friendly.  And a real conversation starter, too.

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Comments (6)

pjonesr writes: Congratulations. Great bag.
Posted: 3:27 pm on August 8th
Debstr1 writes: This is the neatest bag I think I have ever seen. It is a very clever design and I believe that you should win the challenge.
Posted: 12:03 pm on August 3rd
ansleybluu writes: Excellent! Recycling to the max!

Linda Barry's comic strip, Ernie Pook's Comeek, had a strip about a pull tab vest that the character tried to enter into Antiques Roadshow. It was soo funny.
Posted: 12:30 am on August 1st
SkyBlueBunny writes: ok, this ones a winner in my book : ) LOVE it
Posted: 12:46 am on July 30th
shebadger writes: Great work! I've never worked with this material but it looks great.
Posted: 9:34 pm on July 29th
BLUEROSEOFDENVER writes: Where did you find your pattern? Love the idea.
Posted: 7:47 pm on July 29th
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