Published on June 16th, 2011 | by Karen Lee2
How-to: Make Reusable Items From a Broken Tote Bag
Writing for Crafting a Green World has made me stop procrastinating and finish those U.F.O.’s (Un-Finished Objects) that have been dying for attention. Yesterday, I finally went to work and de-constructed a broken zip quilted tote bag and turned it into a magazine basket, lid handle holders and some coasters.
The zipper broke the first week I bought the bag and I’ve been using it without being able to close it for a long time. I was ready to part with it because the straps were too long and thin and it was awkward to carry. I didn’t feel right about donating a broken bag, so it’s been collecting dust and I desperately wanted to upcycle it into something useful.
Here’s how to make a magazine basket, lid handle holders and coasters from your own broken bag pile.