Recycled Satchel Trio

Once again I struck gold cleaning out my son’s closet. I found three “Mission Inn Run” t-shirts, 2006 to 2008. This was the perfect find since I am participating in the Pop-Up Orange Boutique at the Riverside Art Museum, November 1 – 9, 2012. Riversiders love anything Riverside, and these t-shirts have illustrations of the Mission Inn rendered by local artists, a different image every year. First, I immersed the grungy white t-shirts in a “Tangerine” dye bath and then made the purses.

The satchels are 7″ x 7″ with a 1 1/2″ depth and a 50″ strap. It looks great on my tall, slender friend, Jane.

The bags are fully lined with recycled, tie-dyed old white t-shirts (again from my son!).

Come to the Pop-Up Boutique at the museum and check them out, November 1 -9