Sunday, November 28, 2010

~Recycled Pendleton Shirt~

What do you do with your Husbands worn out Pendleton shirt? you make a purse..yep, I made a purse with Gary's old worn out Pendleton for our daughter Bernadette. I salvaged the good material and reused the pockets.

I purchased the 100% dark gray fabric to make the outside and straps and added some braided trim.


Embroidered our daughters Bernadette's initials on the pocket flap.

I was able to reclaim enough pendelton fabric to line the purse and re-use a pocket for the inside as well.
And there you have it.. A recycled shirt made into a purse. I made up my own purse pattern for this design.
I love being able to reuse and re-purpose something old into something new again. It just makes me feel good. As the saying goes "Waste not, Want not!".
Have a sweet week!
I am join in with Susan at Between Naps on the Porch


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22 comments:

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Elizabeth:
I think your repurpose of your husband's shirt into a purse for your daughter is great. Love the fabric...recycling a Pendleton, no less...and a perfect bag inside and out. Very clever!
Have a great week!
xoxo
Donna

Becky said...

Love it!! I'm sure Bernadette will treasure it. I always have ideas for repurposing....but somehow when I am starting a quilt I don't make the leap to actually use the repurposed stuff!! Ugh. I think soooooo in the box. :)

Chris said...

Hi Elizabeth!
Aren't you so clever? The purse is beautiful and I love the design. That old Pendlton has a new life...cool!
Hugs & Blesses, Chris

Cindy said...

Dearest Elizabeth, You are so creative! I love, love, love that purse! I so wish we were neighbors, maybe your creativity could rub off on me.
Love and hugs, Cindy

nannykim said...

Well, alls I can say is that it must be nice to be so talented in the sewing department!! That is a blessing!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

HOW CUTE!! Ok, you are going to have to publish your patterns now! :) Great job! Bernadette will LOVE it!

xoxo
becky

Country Dreaming said...

What a cute purse--very creative on your part!
She'll love it.

Melinda

Barb said...

Hi you two,

What a creative way to re-use a shirt. I know your daughter will adore it.
That little trip to France- I won't be going (unless I win the lottery) but I hope Kit takes lots of pics.

big hugs,
Barb

Vee said...

Brilliant gal! Bernadette's purse is more than just a purse this way...

Brenda Kula said...

Now that's recycling!
Brenda

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

That is adorable! It is so cute, you did a great job, and how sweet she has her dad's shirt with her...love it!

It's just me... Jennifer said...

oh wow! Elizabeth that purse is awesome...your so creative... your daughter is going to love it! Have a super day! Hugs, Jennifer

Marydon said...

G'eve Elizabeth ~ What a cute creation! I would've NEVAH thought of this. I remember when White Stag & Pendleton were the IN fashion & cost an arm & leg & now they are in Wal Mart ... guess I can afford them now, chuckle.

Hope you had a lovely Tsgiving holiday celebration, my friend.

Have a beautiful week ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Miss Jean said...

How clever! You sew (and design) really well. Good job

Zuzu said...

You are so clever, Elizabeth! I LOVE it!!!
You asked about the little snowman in hot chocolate... it is 3 balls made from almond paste on a wood skewer, decorated with sugar beads. Isn't it cute? :)

Hope all is cozy & happy at your house,
~ Zuzu

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

I adore wooooool.....and love to make anything out of it... This is a splendid idea.. My dad passed away when my daughter was seven. She was the apple of his eye.... I saved his very favorite red Pendleton shirt for years and when my grandson was born I made his Christmas stocking out of it. I put a little silk bag inside full of little trinkets to signify special things that I prayed for his life......and a little note about how much he meant to me.... My daughter loves bringing it out every year.

Warm blessings,
Spencer

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Wow...how perfect. You did an awesome job! I love it!

Rebecca said...

I love recyled items,especially something as cool as that!

Dawn said...

What a lovely idea and great design! Besides recycling the shirt it's a great way to make a sentimental gift!

Lallee said...

What a beautiful job you did! That is a great re-purpose!

Nancy said...

Hi Elizabeth! I thought I recognized your blog after coming over from Dawn's listing of CA blogs. We are two weeks new in Fremont. So fun to see "familiar" faces here. I have participated in Met Mon while staging our home in Vermont to sell. Love the purse idea. I am book marking it.

Conny's Cottage said...

Hello Elizabeth,

you have a very lovly home.


greatings send you Conny


We have reanig to!!1:-(