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Throwback Thursday: rePurpose T-shirt Bags

Wow … I just found these old pics of some of our first attempts at recycled t-shirt bags. We’ve come a long way in the six years these pictures have been taken – one of those bag styles doesn’t even exist anymore!

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eThreads in People StyleWatch Magazine!

Remember back in November I mentioned we made some rePurposed t-shirt bags for a popular magazine? Well, that magazine was People StyleWatch and this issue we’re in it!

Check us out in the April 2014 edition with the gorgeous Gabrielle Union on the cover. We’re in the “Easy Eco” section talking about easy ways to be green:

eThreads in People StyleWatch Magazine

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eThreads rePurpose Media Samples

We had the chance to submit our t-shirt bags to a popular magazine and we jumped at the chance! Here’s the thing though – since we make t-shirts bags just for you, we don’t have any in stock. I hopped to it finding some tees and turning them into bags. The Orange Crush t-shirt was actually mine, but I’m happy to donate it to a good cause.

Here’s a Small Pouch, Medium Pouch, Large Zippy Pouch, and deluxe iPad case all made with recycled t-shirts. Want to make your own bag from your old favorite clothes? Click here for more info.

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eThreads rePurpose Testimonial: Heather H.

With eThreads rePurpose, you can take your old favorite t-shirt, dress, blanket, etc… and turn it into your favorite new bag!  We’ve seen a lot of fun materials recycled into new bags, but Heather’s materials were really interesting.  She sent us about a dozen cut outs to see what we could do.  They were beautiful pieces, but many were already cut into small pieces, which makes it a bit difficult to rePurpose.  It was a fun project though because it forced us to get really creative on how to use the pieces!  We settled on a Medium Pouch made with one piece, a Zippy Purse made with 2 pieces, and a larger Straight Day Clutch made with one piece rotated and a lot of black cotton.  Heather chose all the zipper and lining colors.  The results were really unique and awesome:

“I received the bags a week or 2 ago and have been meaning to tell you ever since how cool they are!  In fact, they’re sorta *too* cool since my girlfriend took one look at them and asked, “which one is mine?”  Sigh … At least you and I know who the mastermind here is. ;)  Thanks for making it happen!”

 

 

These two pieces became the Zippy Purse: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is the inside of the Zippy Purse, Heather chose a dark purple nylon lining and the pocket is lined in leftover t-shirt material:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The piece on the right became the bottom half of a Square Day Clutch.  The rest of the bag is made with black cotton, including the handle.  Heather chose a red lining and black zipper:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The piece on the right became a Medium Pouch, we cut the piece in half and used both sides to make the bag:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Heather chose a copper lining and charcoal grey zipper:

 

 

 

Thank you Heather for letting us be part of this project, it was really challenging and fun! Are you ready to make your own recycled t-shirt bag?  Click here to get started!

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eThreads rePurpose Testimonial: Amy S.

With eThreads rePurpose, you can take your old favorite t-shirt, dress, blanket, etc… and turn it into your favorite new bag!  Amy S. sent us her daughter’s soccer team shirt to be repurposed into a new Zippy Purse.  Amy and her daughter, Alaina, chose a blue textured cotton for the strap, navy blue zippers and a blue lining to complement the grey t-shirt with blue logo.  The result was a fun new bag Alaina gets to show off to all her teammates!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Alaina would like to send a big Thank You your way! She is the talk of her soccer team with her new team logo zippy purse made from one of her old practice t-shirts. She’s taken it on a few away tournament trips and loves it. I can tell she will be wearing it a lot this summer. The lining and strap color choices compliment the purse perfectly and I may even try and ‘borrow’ it for a game or two to show my team spirit! 

Thanks so much for working so hard to get our order just perfect for my soccer girl! We will definitely recommend you to all our friends…what a fabulous and unique bag!”

Thank you Amy and Alaina, we had fun making your bag!  Do you want to get started on your own rePurposed t-shirt bag?  Click here for more info!

 

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eThreads rePurpose Testimonial: Jean A.

With eThreads rePurpose, you can take your old favorite t-shirt, dress, blanket, etc… and turn it into your favorite new bag!  Jean A. from Washington, DC sent us 2 old t-shirts that were very special to her.  The first was a shirt her daughter owned over twenty years ago and the second was a shirt her brother wore as a young boy in camp.  Both had a lot of sentimental value and were perfect to be rePurposed as gifts for her daughter and sister.   Jean was very happy with the result:

“They arrived late last night!  I picked them up this morning and was enthralled.  I cannot tell you how much I appreciate all the creative and loving care that went into each of them.  I will send you pics with the owners and their masterpieces after Christmas.  May you have a wonderful holiday and relish in the fact that you are such a marvelous artist.”


Here are the bags with their new owners on Christmas morning.  Jean told us:

“They absolutely loved the purses.  They too felt all the great energies and caring that you exerted during the creation of the two master pieces.  Words will never be enough to thank you for bringing such joy to a gift presenting celebration.  Thank you.”

Do you have an old t-shirt, jacket, etc…that you love but no longer wear? rePurpose it! Send us your old t-shirt, jackets, baby blankets — whatever! — and we’ll lovingly repurpose them into a fabulous new bag. eThreads rePurpose makes a thoughtful and unique gift – click here for more info.


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eThreads rePurpose Testimonial: Tracy M.

With eThreads rePurpose, you can take your old favorite t-shirt, dress, blanket, etc… and turn it into your favorite new bag!  Tracy M. from Old Lyme, CT sent us 5 shirts that were very special to her.  They were her father’s shirts, and she wanted to turn them into special gifts for her family.

“Just wanted to let you know that the bags I ordered arrived yesterday.  They are beautiful!  I’m thrilled to be able to share the bags with my children and preserve some memories of my dad.  I will certainly recommend you to friends and use you again in the future!  Thanks again.”


Do you have an old t-shirt, jacket, etc…that you love but no longer wear? rePurpose it! Send us your old t-shirt, jackets, baby blankets — whatever! — and we’ll lovingly repurpose them into a fabulous new bag. eThreads rePurpose makes a thoughtful and unique gift – click here for more info.

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eThreads rePurpose Testimonial: Jenny D.

With eThreads rePurpose, you can take your old favorite t-shirt, dress, blanket, etc… and turn it into your favorite new bag!  Jenny D. from Chicago, IL sent us a t-shirt with the name of her women’s group on it.  She wanted to turn it into a bag and wear the name with pride!

“I received it and am totally happy with it.  I am in a women’s group called Las Perlas so I plan to show off my purse in the coming months….who knows it may draw additional customers? :)”

Do you have an old t-shirt, jacket, etc…that you love but no longer wear? rePurpose it! Send us your old t-shirt, jackets, baby blankets — whatever! — and we’ll lovingly repurpose them into a fabulous new bag. eThreads rePurpose makes a thoughtful and unique gift – click here for more info.

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eThreads rePurpose Testimonial: Keith S.

With eThreads rePurpose, you can take your old favorite t-shirt, dress, blanket, etc… and turn it into your favorite new bag!  Keith S. from Milford, CT wanted to surprise his fiance Jennifer by rePurposing her old favorite t-shirt.  They were happy with the result:

 

“YES!  It’s the best thing we’ve ever seen.  SO cool.  Jennifer likes your handiwork, she’s been telling everyone about your website too.  You should include more business cards in your next bags … they go quick!  Wonderful job.  We’re VERY happy.”

 

Do you have an old t-shirt, jacket, etc…that you love but no longer wear? rePurpose it! Send us your old t-shirt, jackets, baby blankets — whatever! — and we’ll lovingly repurpose them into a fabulous new bag. eThreads rePurpose makes a thoughtful and unique gift – click here for more info.

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eThreads rePurpose Testimonial: Karen W.

With eThreads rePurpose, you can take your old favorite t-shirt, dress, blanket, etc… and turn it into your favorite new bag!  Karen W. from Columbia, SC sent us a dress to rePurpose into a pouch for her expecting sister.  She loved the results:

“I received the bag yesterday and it is absolutely adorable… just what I was expecting! I LOVE the pink inside. Thank you so much for helping to make the perfect bag for my sister and her new baby!!”

Send us your old t-shirt, jackets, baby blankets — whatever! — and we’ll lovingly repurpose them into a fabulous new bag. eThreads rePurpose makes a thoughtful and unique gift – click here for more info.

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