My husband has served in the Coast Guard for more than 17 years, so he's accumulated quite a few uniforms that are too faded and flawed to continue wearing to work.
When he handed a large pile over to me, I have to admit at first I was perplexed. What was I going to do with a bunch of old and tattered uniforms? Then I realized the sturdy material, pockets, and customized tags made them the perfect canvas for a military family tote!
This is such a great project because its 1. EASY, 2. Super customizable to fit the taste of any man, woman, girl or boy, and 3. A fun sentimental piece to carry around and keep especially while a service member is deployed.
To make this extra affordable and sustainable I even turned women's cotton pants I thrifted for $1 into my lining and accent material. If you have a few skinny leather belts you aren't using you already have everything you need for this bag!
Let's get started.