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Upcycled Orange Bag

Needless to say I bought this bag of oranges just so that I could make a bag out of it. The oranges, from Point Reyes Station, we're great, however. I wasn't sure how the bag will turn out, but I was pleased with the result. It was much easier and faster than I expected. I made a simple lining to make the bag stronger, and it gave the entire bag a nice look. I used a light weight canvas as lining - it's light, strong, and pretty.

Step 1: Cutting The Lining

Cutting The Lining
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I measured the canvas for the bag's lining by placing the fabric on the orange bag, leaving 1cm seem allowances. You will need thread.

Step 2: Stabilizing The Lining

Stabilizing The Lining
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In order to stabilize the lining I sewed it to the orange bag from the outside.

Step 3: Shorten The Top

Shorten The Top
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The original orange bag was too long, so I cut it short. I folded the lining on the outside, and made a hem. It fixed the top part and also looked nice. 

Step 4: Preparing The Handles

Preparing The Handles
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I had this red and white band I bought years ago, and it fitted the colors nicely. I connected the band from the inside, making a square shaped pattern. I used the sewing machine mode that repeats each sew three times, to make it stronger.

Step 5: Done!

The bag is ready to use - now you can carry your oranges in style!