Published on November 8th, 2010 | by Jules Yap


IKEA blue bag dress

Materials: IKEA blue bag

Description: Inspired by other blue bag hacks I turned two IKEA blue bags to a halter neck dress. I used the sides of one bag for the skirt and the sides of the other one as the bodice with the handle as a neck strap. Underneath the dress I wear a skirt made of the fabric Britt, also bought at IKEA.

See more of Elin’s blue bag dress.

~ Elin, Sweden

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Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

14 Responses to IKEA blue bag dress

  1. Katie says:

    “Play nice. Be appreciative of another’s efforts.”

    How about reading that? Please, no need to be so snobbish. I’m sure the post was for the sake of ikea-related amusement rather than “oh my gosh! I am amazed at this, and oh how well you can sew and dart!”

    Really now, you think that the people here are “so amazed by these since they don’t know how to sew themselves”–in your own endearing, anonymous words. How about, they are just saying kind things because you know, that’s what kind people do?

    If you have nothing constructive or appreciative to say, do us a favor and go back to that bridge you live under. “Ughghhhh” yourself.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I love it!

  3. supernova says:

    Thats a pretty good idea, i would immediatly ask “do you fancy going out with interio?!

  4. Anonymous says:

    I don’t know if this is a compliment but you could use it as a very original Halloween costume.

  5. tina says:

    Love the dress; love the slip. Great job! Wondering, are you a very small size? I should make one; maybe I’ll need more bags.

    Also, I love the background (wallpaper?) in your photos. Good contrast; nice touch!

    Tina in San Diego
    PS: Ignore the negative comments; they’re just showing jealousy for your fab creativity! Oh, and I do couture sewing, myself. Hey, there’s a time and place for fun sewing, and a time and place for serious sewing. :)

  6. Anonymous says:

    Besides the ugliness factor, I’m sure all this plastic over skin will also make you all sweaty and stinky.

  7. Anonymous says:

    seriously…what is it with the “grossery” bag clothes?? Its truly ugly….

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  9. Anonymous says:

    Ugh….it would be nice if at least one of the people who posted these “fashion” hacks at least TRIED to drape and fit correctly.Or at least dart correctly?…or anything, really?At least apply the zipper correctly…

    I guess I’m not too surprised that non-sewers/crafters are so amazed by these since they don’t know how to sew themselves.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Personally I’m not thrilled with the “fashion” postings here – whilst they may be creative, they do not appear functional, nor directed at solving a problem, and are unlikely to be worn beyond the photo shoots.

    Contrast this to the furniture hacks, which are always put to use and inventively solve many a problem.

    However to be fair, I’m aware I may be overtly pragmatic here, and happy to accept that other’s views may differ (as long as you’re polite, remember the Play Nice posting rule).

    What do others think?


  11. Anonymous says:

    ok, that’s it. I’m going to go make myself some ikea speedos

  12. ingrid says:


  13. DJinny says:

    Looks like the Ikea Fairy dress!!!
    You need a wand!!!

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