A Star Wars Upcycle Project: BB-8 Bag

At the end of last year, I wanted to make myself something fun. Since the new Star Wars release date was coming up, that something turned out to be a BB-8 bag.

I used an old pair of pants and various fabric scraps to make it, so the materials were completely free. The bag took me a few nights to make – combining all of those little pieces adds up surprisingly fast. The most time-consuming part for me, though, was deciding on the droid design.

Here’s a quick how-to in pictures:

Making BB-8 Bag1Making BB-8 Bag2Making BB-8 Bag3Making BB-8 Bag4

1 of 4: Deciding on the droid design and cutting as large piece as possible from one pant leg.
2 of 4: Adding stripes and pieces of fabric to the outside to suggest pieces of the droid.
3 of 4: Making box corners, adding an edge binding strip to the top, and adding an inner pocket.
4 of 4: Finished bag.

Not bad for a little fur ball zero dollars! 🙂 If I were to make another, though, I’d probably try a different droid design and fiddle with the inner pocket so that it has more compartments.

Crossposted from the Playfully Grownup Home blog.

Images by Eppu Jensen

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4 thoughts on “A Star Wars Upcycle Project: BB-8 Bag

    • Eppu January 28, 2016 / 19:43

      Sure thing! And thank you.


    • Eppu January 28, 2016 / 19:42

      Thank you! I enjoyed making it.

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