Fabric Salad

Green goodness for quilters and sewists

Cargo a go-go

Searching for ways to repurpose and reuse, I recently designed a couple of totes and a few iPad covers made from upcycled cargo pants. I started with four or five pairs I found at my local Goodwill store, then spent a bit of time ripping seams. Thank goodness for this awesome tool

Straight-leg styles with very little tapering provide plenty of fabric for a really generous tote. I used a section of pant leg for each side of a tote. An added bonus for cargo pants is all the pockets: I carefully removed them and used them as inside pockets on the totes, and as little stash spots on the outside of the iPad covers.

I’m thrilled that several of them sold today at our booth at a local craft fair.


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