Before my husband and I hired a midwife, we saw an OB/Gyn through Aurora. We received lots of pamphlets and goodies at our first visit, including a tote bag with the Aurora logo on it.
It's such a nice, sturdy bag, but I've never been crazy about being a walking billboard for businesses and products. If I could just cover up the logo, I might actually use this bag. Digging in my stash of fabric, I came across this strip of leftover border from my applique bird quilt
. I saw some potential.
|I just can't throw scraps away!|
There was enough left over that I could just wrap this strip all the way around the bag and sew it down . Easy enough.
Here's the tutorial:
|I started by tucking in the top and bottom edges and ironing them down to create a clean edge.|
|Then I noticed that I had so much leftover fabric that I could "double up" the fabric on one side of the bag and create pockets.|
|On one side of the bag, the scraps would be sewn down on the top and bottom and cover the logo.|
|On the other side of the bag, the "doubled up" scraps would be sewn down on the bottom edge. The top edge would be left open for pockets.|
|I ended up making different sized pockets by sewing down some of the seams on the scraps.|
|From the inside of the bag, you can see the seams that created the sides with pockets...|
|...and the seams covering the logo on the other side of the bag.|
|Finished recycled tote bag!|
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