A bag should never be weightier than its contents. Taking this idea to heart, German label VANOOK crafts its backpacks in a coated cotton fabric that was originally designed for tents, making them especially lightweight and water resistant.
This week's inspiration piece is another sewing project. I loved this quilted tote, especially those hexagons! I went through my stash and found a patterned paper with a hexagon pattern, which made things simpler.
How to Make a Cat Bed from an Old Sweater. Does your kitty keep sleeping on your sweater? If so, why not turn that sweater into a new bed for her? If you don't want to cut and sew the sweater, you could always use an old one, or buy one.