Hi.... I'm a life-long crafter, sewer, and learner. Technology is getting so awesome and exposing me to so much terrific stuff that I don't think I'll ever get all I want to try done. But I'll keep trying.
One of my coworkers and best buddy's son is in the Army stationed overseas. She wanted something special for her daughter-in-law. She presented me with her son's BDU and told me she had seen totebags made from these. So, I decided to begin planning the best way to use the shirt to make a totebag. For the outside, I used material from the shirt. The flag patch from the arm was added to the front.
One of the pockets on a sleeve was added to the back along with a black grosgrain ribbon. The lining was a coordinating solid.
She was so pleased, I was pleased (and a little proud) and so was her daughter-in-law.