One of the things I love about thrift stores is recycling bag hardware! Unfortunately, where I live they aren't many so when we travel I watch for them everywhere. In Virginia Beach they have lots of thrift stores and I went to 4 looking for handbags that had hardware I needed for totes and handbags! I never paid more than $4.00 and got quite a few great items. Recycle, recycle, recycle! As you can see I was looking for leather handles and straps. I bought a few leather belts at $2.00 to use as straps. I got the idea for recycling leather belts from Anna of Noodlehead
A belt like this one will make (2) key fobs - at $.25
These green handles came off a new $32 purse I paid $4 at the Goodwill! Use a pair of Utility Scissors to cut the purses apart! Do not use your sewing scissors!
The clip type hardware runs about $3 a piece at JoAnn's so $4 saves you money and gives you a nice leather strap!
Metal zippers are always a favorite of mine especially with nice zipper pulls. I cut these out because I forgot a seam ripper, use a nice sharp one. Just flip over the zipper and remove the seam from the back.
Don't forget to enter the Vacation Giveaway I love this beautiful book and stationary!
The vacation is over and I will be back to sewing really soon! I hope you are enjoying your Summer! Thank you for stopping by and following!
-Create and be Unique - Lisa
Location:Tyler Creek Rd,Milton,United States