How-to: Make Reusable Items From a Broken Tote Bag

coasters

Coasters

Finally, there was even enough fabric leftover to make these shabby chic coasters!

To make your own, simply run zig zagged stitches around the edges and across the squares. You can also use biased tape to finish your coasters, but I ran out.

It’s amazing that from one broken bag, I ended up with all these goodies and the only thing that was left in the end, was…the broken zipper!

What are you upcycling these days?

Written by Karen Lee

Karen lives a simple, frugal, green life and shares her eco tips and news on ecokaren and is a co-founder of Green Sisterhood, a network of community of green women bloggers, making change. When she's not managing Green Sisterhood or blogging on ecokaren, she is a chauffeur to two greenagers, wife to an accidental recycler, master chef to hungry locavores, seamstress, knitter, and dumpster diver, not necessarily in that order.

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