How to up-cycle anything into your high –style handbags BATH MAT BAG-IT

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How to up-cycle anything into your high –style handbags

BATH MAT BAG-IT

 

You’ll need

2 rubber bath mats of contrasting colors

6 shower-curtain rings

Hole puncher

Rubber cement glue

 

1 Cut a 61cm x 25.5 cm rectangles, each 30.5 x 10cm, (piece A) out of one bath mat.

2 From the other bath mat, cut out 2 rectangles, each 30.5x10cm (B and C). Cut out 1 square piece, 23x23cm (D); and 2 long, thin strips 33x3.8cm, (E and F).

3 Fold piece (A) in half lengthwise, right side in.  Place piece (B) (right side in) onto the left side of piece (A), as shown, and staple in place with a few staples.

4 place piece © onto the right side of piece (A) (right side in), and staple in place with a few staples.

5 spread an even layer of rubber cement glue on the “seams” between pieces (A) and (B) and pieces (A) and (C), covering the staples completely.

6 Wait for the glue to dry, then turn the bag right side out and staple 1 side of square

1 side of square (D) to the top, back side of piece (A). Reinforce the seam with rubber cement.

7 Punch a hole in the top center of piece (B) and another in the top center of piece (C).

8 Punch a hole o each end of piece € and (F). Now glue piece € and (F) on top of each other. Be sure to match up the pieces exactly, including the holes, so that the curtain rings can go through the holes easily.

By now you can easily to finish it.

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