Repurposed Urban Outfitters Bag

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Ever since my teen daughters started shopping at Urban Outfitters, I’ve been fascinated by the bags.

The bags have this great texture to them (that just doesn’t show up in photos).  And the graphics are simple, just the way I like them.  You can tell how wrinkled the cream colored bag is that I’ve holding onto it for a while trying to figure out what to do with it. Then last month, the purple bag came home and motivated me to figure out a great repurposing for these 2 bags.                                          About this time, we went on vacation and I had to use plastic shopping bags to cover our shoes when packing out suitcases.  I kept thinking how much I’d like to have cloth shoe bags, but there’s no way I was going buy a bag that’s only purpose is to contain dirt.
So, hmm…. How about turning these into shoe bags for a future vacation.
Organized31 - Repurposed Urban Outfitters Bag                                                                 Step one – cut off the handles and cut the bag in half vertically.
an Urban Outfitters bag cut in half and sewn
Step two – sew up the open vertical seam.
Repurposed Urban Outfitters Bag with shoes in them
Step three – insert shoes, sit back and smile.
Super easy.  Super quick.  Super hip (that’s me!).  Super satisfying.

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  1. What a cute idea. I really like this. I have a link party on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this and any other posts. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. It runs from Wednesday to Sundays.

  2. Thanks so much, Debi. I just looked at your blog and really enjoy it. I’m in love with several of the scarves you knit and have for sale! I’m definitely putting a couple on my gift wish list! Peace, Susan

  3. I really love that you turned these into shoe bags. They will be great for traveling. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week.

  4. Such an awesome idea! I JUST threw away a few of these bags because I have soooooo many bags! Next time I will def make these!

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