Today I decided to make a new cover. I looked through my stash of fabric, and came up with an upcycling, recycling project.
I cut up a piece of homespun that used to be a jumper and cut layers of flannel scraps to pad the bag.
I added some embroidery I did many years ago. I still like this gardening angel and remember how much fun I had learning some fancy new embroidery stitches to make the flowers.
Next I made a pocket to hold a pen and a stylus. That way I won't have to fish around in the bottom of the bag to find one when I need it.
There you have it. I'm happy with it, and a big chunk of fabric has a new life instead of ending up in the landfill.
What about the old wool one? Wool dyed with tea contains no harmful chemicals and can be cut up and added to the compost heap. Where the gardening angels will magically recycle it into new garden soil in the spring!