September Fabric Upcycle Challenge

September Fabric Upcycle Challenge Black Cat Bag from #Halloween #bag #upcycle

Welcome to the September Fabric Upcycle Challenge! This month I’m joining a few of my blogging friends to bring you the latest challenge – create an upcycled project made from fabric. Please join me as I show you how I made this black cat Halloween bag! Then check out the other upcycled projects below!

September Fabric Upcycle Challenge Black Cat Bag from #Halloween #bag #upcycle

My inspiration for this bag came as I was looking through the closet and found a pair of black capri pants.  They don’t quite fit any longer so they are perfect for a project. At first I thought about making a black cat pillow. But the way they are cuffed made a perfect edging for a bag. And it did not take very long at all to make!

Black Cat Halloween Bag from #Halloween #bag #blackcat


Pair of black pants
White embroidery thread/needle
Purple ric-rac – large size
Green ribbon
Needle and thread or sewing machine
Hot glue gun


Cut part of one leg off of the pants. Using a white marking pencil, draw a face and ears. Use the white embroidery thread to create face on the fabric. I used a satin stitch for the heart-shaped nose and an outline stitch for the ears and whiskers. You can also add some eyes if you like.

black cat Halloween bag 1 

Turn pant leg inside out then sew across the bottom with a straight stitch. You can either do this by hand or with a sewing machine.  Cut ric rac into 2-12″ pieces. Sew to the inside of the bag just inside the ear stitching. Repeat on back side of bag.

black cat Halloween bag

Turn bag right side out. Make a bow out of the green ribbon then hot glue near the ear. Tada! You are finished!

Now see what others have created with their fabric! 

September Fabric Upcycle Challenge

September Fabric Upcycle Challenge 

Meet this month’s hosts!

Across the Blvd | Purple Hues and Me

Stone Cottage Adventures | This Autoimmune Life

Sew Crafty Crochet | Cookies, Coffee, and Crafts


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3 comments on “September Fabric Upcycle Challenge

  1. This bag is adorable! If only I knew how to sew. My daughter would love this bag.

  2. What a fun way to make bags for Halloween! So cute and adorable!

  3. Such a fun and adorable bag! I love the heart nose and the whiskers!

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