Here's a super easy bag made from an old ill-fitting, but lovely Indian silk tank top. All you'll need is a tank top and either a sewing machine or needle and thread. Even if you are hand sewing, this project will take you no time!
- Turn the tank top inside out.
- Lay the tank top lining up the side seams so the straps line up. The straps now become the handles of your new bag.
- Sew the bottom closed.
- Turn right side out.
My tank top had a slightly different pattern on the back, so when the side seams were lined up the front of the bag had a kind of mismatched look, but I think it's charming (plus since I didn't want to go out a buy a tank for this project, I couldn't exactly be too picky). If you're concerned about this, make sure you use a top with a matching pattern both back & front.
This top is from a Canadian company that I absolutely love, Alchemy. The owner sources the materials and labour from India, paying local women a fair wage and then shipping back to Canada for sale.
Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda