Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Reclaimed, Recycled, Reformed Boat Sails

The dream of Regatta Bags™ began well over a decade ago when I walked into my dearly beloved’s little showroom and saw old wind sails and sailboat sails hanging from the ceiling. I was enamored with the idea of making something out of them and other unusual fabrics.

My head was spinning with the possibilities of all these neat things and fabrics that could be turned into all sorts of things, shades, curtains, chair coverings, outdoor cushions, enclosures, totes….you name it. 
The last three plus years have been spent in pursuit of actually doing.

Here is a sail before re-formation.
Old Boat sail waiting for recycling reformation Regatta Bags
…And after.  Some of the prototypes.  recycled sail cosmetic purse and tissue holder
Aren’t these wonderful stitching details?

Christmas stockings that ended up with a production backlog.  Recycled sail Christmas stocking

Totes for the market.
Regatta Bags TM Recycled sail U tote
Last, but not least a wine bag.  This one has recycled cording.Regatta Bags wine bag Beach House Living Making totes out of sails is not new.  Freinds are supportive of the fun touches and fabric combinations I’ve been dreaming up. Some ideas have worked and others failed.  In any case I'm moving along hoping they will be well received so please leave a comment or suggestion and let me know what you think.

All Regatta Bags may contain imperfections as a result of their time at sea.

  Regatta Bags… Rescued, Re-imagined, Reformed.

Thank you for dropping by. Your comments and suggestions are welcomed and appreciated.


Joni said...

I think the shopping bags are an excellent idea considering how strong the fabric must be. The stockings must be a big hit with friends and family that sail, love the beach, etc. I look forward to reading more of your ideas.

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