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Banners to Bags

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Banners to Bags

Since 2013 I have been making a line of tote bags using repurposed vinyl banners. My first client was the Montclair Film Festival and over the years I've also worked with Jazz House Kids, Eat.Play.Live...Better, and the Montclair Historical Society. The images on the banners are deconstructed when I cut the pieces, and I love how they look when they are sewn into my signature designs. Here is a visual history of my repurposed banner bags over the last 3 years.  

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Montclair Y, My Second Home

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Montclair Y, My Second Home

Growing up in Montclair was never boring. As a kid I was into swimming and gymnastics, and the YMCA was the place to do those things. I was never great at the sports I did but I always showed up for practice and stayed active despite my mediocrity. Swim meets were social events, where friends took bus rides to other towns, singing "We Are the Champions" on the way back to Montclair if we placed well. And I was in Leaders Club, the Y group for teens that taught leaderships skills, social responsibility, and community service. Being in Leaders Club...

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May in Montclair

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May in Montclair

April has come and gone but the showers linger and May in Montclair is soggy and cold. But we press on...so many birthdays and street fairs and walking tours to attend! Tulips, lilacs, and dogwoods bloom around town as we celebrate our mothers and enjoy May baskets for Montclair Blooms! May showers bring May flowers...in Montclair!

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Montclair Film Festival 2016!

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Montclair Film Festival 2016!

The Montclair Film Festival began it's fifth season Friday and the celebrity sightings are sure to be on the rise thanks to 6 venues, 150+ films/events and 100+ special guests. I love the banner bags I make from repurposed vinyl Montclair Film Festival banners from previous years! The designs look great reconstructed into different shaped tote bags. Wine bottle totes and square tote bags are available in the shop as well as my one-of-a-kind "ransom notes" zipper pouches made from upcycled t-shirt letters. They're a great way to store your ticket stubs after the festival and they all make great...

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