Occasionally it seems that world is in pure chaos with nothing making sense, but that doesn't matter as long as I can sew. Sewing is a form of art, or at the very least creativity, and a form of expression. A great outlet for the tension of everyday life. Also you can make cute things. The craft revolution is truly taking place, old skills are being revived by a new generation, but with a seriously modern twist.

I've made Mario pillow cases, a giraffe print background, and turned duvet covers into summer dresses. I enjoy making something unique, special, and me- then I like wearing it and watching it fall to pieces or not fit properly. Then I enjoy (slightly less) fixing it.

One day I shall have a room filled with glorious fabrics and boxes of notions, and on that day I will have found my nirvana. But until then this blog will exist as my virtual haberdashery and sewing room. Hopefully you'll enjoy looking at my creations as much as I enjoy looking at other blogs, and you'll be inspire to make something of your own.

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

New Denim Jeans Bag

Jean Bag

I made a bag from an old pair of jeans many moons ago and the denim has finally started to wear through- it's possible I've been over stuffing it!  So I used a donated pair of jeans from boyfriend to make a new one.   This one I made a lining with pockets to strengthen the body and also to give me some inside pockets- I found with my old bag it was slightly nightmarish to find my keys etc as everything fell to the bottom and they got lost.  I did have a zombie pirate keyring that helped me find them but I recently decided to retire him.

Jean Bag

Step 1- cut off the jean legs to create world's shortest cut offs.
Step 2/3- Sew the bottom of the legs
Step 4- Create the lining by simply copying the shape and size of the real bag, and hemming the top
Step 5/6- Look at essential items for bags to work out pocket sizes, cut out pockets lightly bigger than needed, hem the top edge of pocket then sew the other three edges (after turning them under the hide the raw edge) to the right side of the lining.
Step 8- Attach lining to bag, overlap edge of bag and edge of lining (both turned right side out) and sew
Step 9- This step is step 3, I am having an incompetent day!
Step10/11- Voila, I also tied an old belt around the belt loops to make the straps.

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