I had the pleasure on Tuesday to spend the day teaching a class on repurposing old garments into tote bags. Six, very creative, wonderful ladies showed up & proceeded to first deconstruct their garments whether it was a pair of pants, a skirt or a jacket to see exactly what we were working with. Each person ended up creating a completely different bag with a different look & twist. We used strap cutters & rivets to transform old belts into sturdy, fashionable handles & one bag was hand painted with a beautiful triangle design on the front. Leather scraps were used as embellishments & contrast details.
I had so much fun & was so incredibly impressed by all the creative energy & capability in 1 room. Each bag was completely unique & fantastic! I’d teach this class again in a second! Thanks to Common Threads & Sarah for the opportunity!