Monday, 24 October 2011

Recycled magazine page bags's not your usual pincushion

These recycled bags look ultra chic and are super easy to make.

Simply take 2 pages with striking pictures out of your old magazines, fold the tops down to reinforce the page and sew them wrong sides together with a bold zigzag stitch - mine are all stitched in a hot pink thread which pops with the pictures I've selected.

Then punch through 2 holes on the top and thread & knot various twines and ribbons for the handles.

Of course I could not resist adding some of our Incomparable heart pendants as the perfect finishing touch...

We picked these pincushions on the farm yesterday...they are part of the unique fynbos that grows exclusively in this region of the world. We have been planting all year to try and reintroduce this exquisite natural flora to the area. So far our efforts have been well rewarded and the plants are thriving! Guess I'm not the only one who loves it here!

We're off to dinner with some friends in the area and I think I'll be taking a bouquet bag of pincushions as a gift for the hostess.


  1. Clever idea. Love the pincushion flowers!!

  2. That is so clever....I am so cheap to buy bags and could spend more money on the present....thanks...this is great!

  3. Davvero un'idea originale e utile per riciclare....ottimo regalo con quei bellissimi fiori..
    buona settimana Katia

  4. Two wonderful ideas!! You are so talented.
    I love those flowers very much.
    Hugs, Deborah

  5. Ho ricevuto i vostri bottoni stamattina, e volevo ringraziarvi, perchè sono veramente bellissimi!
    Grazie! Grazie! Grazie!
    Un bacio, My lucky.

  6. These magazine bags would make great gift bags! Fab!


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