I made this shaggy shoulder bag for Very Interesting
in the summer 2010 gift exchange
She requested something made from reused old clothes. I don't know her size (and since I was a last-minute fill-in for someone who had to drop out, I didn't have time to find out) so fitted clothing was out. I got inspired by this shag rug Instructable
, hit up my stash of old t-shirts, and then watched as what started out as a simple project (a rug!) spiraled out of control.
Several t-shirts, many hours of cutting and sewing, and some blood, cyanoacrylate, a splint, and some bandaging later, I finally had a pretty funky looking shaggy shoulder bag! (Then, of course, I mailed it off. Such is life.)
Read on for all the gory details, and the other things I considered turning it into along the way.