Monday, May 2, 2011

A Round Tuit (47), and Clothes Upcycling Challenge, day 2

Welcome to this week's 'Round Tuit'  and to the second day of my Clothes Upcycling Challenge - where I work my way through my stash of clothes during the month of May, finding ways to upcycle them, and featuring other people's ideas and tutorials on clothes upcycling!

First of all to my upcycle for today...

Another bag! This time for taking wine to a friend's house for dinner - or even to give a bottle as a gift!
I used a pair of white kids trousers (I know, white is not the best colour for kids) - and these no longer fit my girls, and have stains on that just won't wash out - so definitely good for upcycling!

First I cut the legs from the trousers - and drew 2 circles on the remaining parts to cut for the base of the bags. (this is to make 2 bags the same)

So for each bag, pin the circle to the cut part of the trouser leg..

And stitch into place (right sides together of course)

Using a seam ripper, make a small hole in the seam near what is now the top of your bag - restitch on either side so the rest of the stitching doesn't unravel..

Then fold the end in and stitch to form the casing for the little drawstring.

Then I decided to add a little bling, with a set of discarded beads, just pinned and stitched into place..

And Voila!!  A wine bottle gift bag!

Another quick and easy 15 min project..
All wrapped up and ready to go!


And now to this week's Round Tuit:
MOTIVATION and INSPIRATION are the key factors behind my Monday posts and opportunity to link up and encourage, motivate and inspire each other....with your very own ROUND TUIT

Tuits are very hard to come by, especially the round ones. For years people have been saying, "I'll do it as soon as I get a round tuit". Well now you can have one of your very own, and all those jobs that have needed doing will finally get done!

Thanks to everyone who linked up last week, here are my favourites:

What a great size for the market - and I love all kinds of recycling too!
Courtney has lots of fantastic ideas on her blog -so do go and take a look:

Great, environmentally friendly party decorations! I love them, and they inspired me to make some of my own for my daughter's birthday at the weekend!
For more inspiring ideas, head on over to Ellen's blog at:


So please feel free to link up your posts - maybe it's a project you've completed that you're proud of - something you have wanted to get done for a while and need some extra motivation to get going on it - or you'd just like some of that fabulous encouragement, praise and motivation that bloggers are so good at spreading around.

Remember if it's a clothes upcycling project, you can also link to my long term linky on the clothes upcycling project page here:

Whatever the reason - grab your very own "Round Tuit" button (see sidebar), and link up.
Then head on over to some of the other links and praise, encourage and motivate.
I'll feature my favourite posts next week.
(by linking up here you're giving me permission to use photos from your linked post on my blog)

OH and I've decided to splash out (since it's nearly my birthday) and pay to get thumbnail picture links! Words are fantastic, but as they say, a picture tells a thousand words!

So come on, link up - tell your friends,  share the encouragement by visiting some other blogs and let's get this party started!


  1. Hi Jill, thank you so much for visiting my blogs every week and for such a lovely comments :)
    Have a nice week!

  2. Great upcycle - pant legs to bottle bag, excellent! The bead bling is fabulous. And I love that bunting from last time! Thanks for the party and for upgrading to the picture linky - such a luxury, I really appreciate that. Your parties and guests are some of my favorites, and deserve the picture links!

  3. I like the quick wine bottle bag. I don't drink wine, but I know I could find another use for the bag. Thanks for the idea and thanks for hosting again!

  4. I love the wine bottle bags! A project that is clever, quick AND easy. What could be better!

  5. Thanks for the lovely shout out!

    Love the upcycle, great idea for the wine bottle gift bag!

  6. very cute ideas

    follow back at

  7. Thanks for the follow, now following you back!

  8. Love your wine bag!! Perfect upcycle!!

  9. what great up cycling ideas. Love the show cased projects again. I was too late with my project for last week so will be showing it this week. Have a great week. Hugs lin

  10. Thanks so much for featuring my market bag! Have a great day!


  11. Thanks for the visit and taking the time to leave a comment. I really appreciate the invite as well! I love a good linky party!! Thanks again.

  12. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving your sweet comments. I really like your blog..I'm now a follower! I love upcycling clothes! And yes...I would totally cut up those cow print pj's! LOL


  13. Jill, Well Happy Birthday a nd thanks for the picture links and of course for hosting.! Have a great day. xo

  14. Thanks for inviting me to link up!

    That wine bottle holder is so cute! Great way to reuse something old!

  15. Hey there ~ Love your wine bag upcycle idea. I am a new follower, and added your linkie on my link party list.


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