A few years ago I bought a leather bag from a flea market for 4 euros. I used it until the lock system broke and I wasn’t able to use it anymore.
But, instead of throwing it away, I decided to reuse it. I made a smaller leather bag and a cover for my sunglasses using the leather from the old bag. I didn’t even have to buy anything for this project since I already had everything I needed. Sometimes free projects are the most satisfying ones… Here’s my new recycled bag and sunglasses cover:
Both have been very useful. It’s amazing how much stuff I can fit in that bag and it still looks small and stylish! And the sunglasses cover protects my sunglasses from getting (any more) scratches. I guess throwing sunglasses and keys together at the bottom of my bag wasn’t such a good idea… But, now that problem is solved!