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Published on November 20th, 2009 | by Wenona Napolitano


A Review of Refashioned Bags: Upcycle Anything into High-Style Handbags

A woman’s handbag is an extension of herself. It shows off her style, her personality and her ability to coordinate the perfect bag with her outfit. Many of us can’t really afford to have a bag for every outfit or mood but with a little craftiness and the help of this new book…maybe we can.

Refashioned Bags: Upcycle Anything into High-Style Handbags is a new book that shows us how to turn almost anything into a fun, funky and fabulous handbags.

Refashioned Bags: Upcycle Anything into High-Style Handbags will show you how to turn the most mundane and uninspiring objects in fashionable bags.

Come on an umbrella, really? Yes! On pages 56 and 57 you can learn how to turn an old umbrella into a rainy day bag.

Other items authors Faith and Justina Blakeney transform into cute handbags, tote bags, backpacks and darling little clutches are: suede pants (or coats), men’s ties, old tuxedo jackets, bath mats, jeans and cargo pants, old sweaters, towels, shower curtains, tarps, even plastic bags.

They also creatively use drawer pulls, zippers, hinges, buttons, gloves, doilies, magazines, belts, paper fasteners, and other assorted items.

You’ll never believe what can be used to make a high style handbag.

Search through stuff in your closets and storage boxes and I bet you could find enough stuff to make bags for everyone on your holiday list-if you have time to make them that it.

Just make sure to check out Refashioned Bags: Upcycle Anything into High-Style Handbags this book is a must for the crafty woman who loves her bags.


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About the Author

Wenona is married with three crazy kids that range in age from 4 to 18. She is a freelance writer, poet and the author of The Everything Green Wedding Book. She enjoys reading, writing, crafting and gardening. She tries to do all of these as "greenly" as possible. Her writing has appeared in several local and regional publications, Pack O Fun, Today's Creative Home Arts, and Indiana Living Green magazines as well as numerous online sites including,,, eHow, Associated Content, Suite101 and

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