The photograph above shows a backpack that had belonged to my son. The stitching had come away which I had repaired a couple of times but now it really was unusable as a backpack. It wasn't in good enough condition to donate to a charity shop but there were parts on it that could be reused.
- Zipped pocket
- Meshing Net
- Plastic fastenings on straps
- Padded shoulder straps
- Khaki Fabric
- Green Zip
The items that I salvaged could be used for many different projects, the zipped pocket will probably be sewed inside another bag that i own or one that i may make in the future perhaps! Plastic fastenings could be used for numerous things. I haven't yet used any of these but hopefully when I do I will let you know about it.
Before throwing away items that are of no use or are damaged think if you can reuse them or part of them! If I have any damaged clothing I always remove the buttons, zips and fabric scraps for future projects.
Please share with me what things that you manage to salvage, I love learning new ideas!
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