I just celebrated my 2 year "blogiversary" by challenging myself for the entire year. I'm calling it the 30 Days Project and each month I will come up with a new challenge for myself and blog about it. For the month of November, my challenge is 30 days of Repurposing.
I am blogging a new project every single day this month that has to do with repurposing something by giving it a new life!
For example, one of my favorites I've done so far is repurposing a thrift store sweater into a sock monkey costume.
And this repurposed ruffled sweater
Today, I will be sharing a tutorial on how to repurpose a reusable shopping bag into a waterproof pocket bib (with some extra leftover to make another mini-project!)
I found this $0.99 shopping bag at Marshalls and thought it was so adorable. I've seen similar ones at Joann's and Hobby Lobby for very cheap. The material is perfect to make something waterproof.
And you can't beat the price! Especially considering the fact that most waterproof fabrics like oil cloth are super expensive.
First, I took a bib I already had and made a pattern by tracing it. I cut another piece the same size and shape of the bottom portion of the bib, which will be the pocket.
Use your pattern to cut out the pieces from the bag.
Next, you will need some double fold bias tape. I actually made mine, but you could definitely buy some if you wanted to. Sew the bias tape along the top edge of the pocket.
Pin the pocket to the bib and now pin bias tape all around the edge of the bib and sew on.
Lastly, sew on some velcro for an easy closure
And you are done! So simple!
Now, you will probably have a huge piece of the bag leftover. So, why not cut it...
Serge or zig zag around the edges.
And use as a placemat!
Perfect for a messy eater because it's easy to simply wipe off.
2 easy projects from a $0.99 bag. It would make a great frugal Christmas gift!
Hope you enjoyed the tutorial. Thanks so much for having me today and feel free to stop by Homemade Ginger and say hi!