Look what arrived in yesterday's mail, from Amazon.com! It is Sewing Green, by Betz White. It has directions for making things out of repurposed/recycled materials at little cost. I've heard this called "upcycling" and I like the term. Betz White appears to specialize in making things out of old sweaters that she felts, but there is more in this book.
I bought it mainly for this water bottle carrier - something I could actually use!
But these aprons made from men's shirts are cute:
And Miss Main Street might like this big tote bag made from old jeans.
I think a trip to the local thrift store is in order!