The other week I saw this awesome tutorial by Less Cake, More Frosting on the Tatertots and Jello blog. This genius woman transformed an ugly conference bag into a super cute camera bag! Immediately I thought of this bag hidden in the depths of my closet.
It was from the Illinois Computing Educators Conference (yes, I'm a dork) about 2 years ago. It's a well constructed bag so I never had the heart to throw it out. I never used it before, but I will now! Meet my new back to school bag!
Well, here's how I did it (and I'm no expert, as shown in the following directions). First of all, rip the bag apart.
Then cut your cute fabric to fit the conference bag pieces.
To make sure the cute fabric adheres to the conference bag, I used spray adhesive. The reason I did this was to make sure the bag would be sturdy. My fabric, although cute, is pretty flimsy and could never hold books, binders and laptops by itself.
Then I wrapped the fabric to the other side and did a quick stitch to really combine the conference bag and cute fabric together.
I do not have any pictures of the following step because it exceeded my skill level as a sewer! I had to bring the bag over to my mom's house and she sewed the pieces back together. Mom to the rescue!
Say good-bye to ugly conference bags and hello to a cute back to school work bag!