Yesterday I had my sewing machine out and was getting ready to fix my youngest daughters book bag when my other daughter sat down and started talking to me about making a bag from old suits with a neck tie as a handle. I suggested she use her grandpas tie for that. Her gramps(my father) just passed away on Dec 23 and all the grandkids took a tie from his large collection to wear to his memorial last week. Her reply right away was no, she didn’t want to use his tie in that way, saving it to be worn later.
While looking for ideas of what she could make I came across this Etsy shop called Mandinka Designs. They have an eclectic array of artfully made bags. They are all made from reclaimed, recycled men’s suit coats. Take a look at what they have, you wont be disappointed.