Last night I had friends over for Lasagna and we chatted about a bag she really really wanted to make. It was a messenger style bag with pockets but she wanted it made from her boyfriends military uniform. The more she talked the more excited I was to try and make the bag of her dreams. He just so happened to have 5 or so old uniforms in his truck that we could cut up! So I handed her scissors and we started cutting the pieces we wanted to add to her bag. Here is what we created. I know it seems a bit off-kilter but she wanted it to be fun and didn't care if the colors clashed or how it looked.. She loves it!! It is made with the Air Force BDU top , pockets, rank, and reflective belt.
This morning I wanted to see what I could make from the pants I had left over. I looked at the pockets on the pants and thought it would make a great little bag. The one below is made with two BDU bottoms using 4 pockets, fabric and handles.