Quite some time ago I got this Roxy purse at Goodwill Outlet:
I loved the colorful crochet flowers in cotton. Out of it I made a pillow:
But I still had the handle left over. I was leafing through my supplies the other day, and found the handle, and a good amount of sturdy black canvas. I'm always looking for ways to make brown go with black, and I maintain that if one is the accent color then it totally works. So, I used the brown fake leather handle on this bag I made!
I didn't use a pattern for the bag; just cut some rectangles and figured out the bottom as I went. I'm pretty happy with it! Although it was tough to sew through all the layers at the join from the top tabs to the metal rings from the handle. All those layers really needed a strong denim needle, which I was glad to have!
What a fun recycled project these were--all for the $1.39 or so per pound I paid for the bag originally!