Monday, June 30, 2008

Old Jeans = New Bag

While M.in.law was rummaging through her old clothes to look for materials and fabric for a patchwork, I saw a pair of old jeans amongst her pile. When she agreed to let me have it for my little projects, I went scissors-crazy. After I have sewn the legs together, I showed my husband the bag (without the straps yet) and he said "hey, it's my Levi's!" Too bad, it's now my jeans bag project, haha!

Cutting off the legs, to sew the bottom for the bag.
Sewing the straps from the leftover fabric of the leg piece. The handstitching detail was mainly because the fabric got too thick for my sewing machine.... and the zipper ... ... and voila! So conveniently positioned! Gotta love the pockets, so handy.

5 comments:

Joanne said...

hey there... that looks cool!
didn't know u sew!
how are u?
good to see photos of u in the blog

pegs said...

haha ... i also didnt know i sew. I just bought a sewing machine and asked the shop keeper to teach me how to work it. And I am sewing ...

azreen said...

Hey Peggy, was just going through the blog when I read your comment about asking the shop keeper to teach you how to use the machine... I seriously thought you'd been sewing since you were a kid or something, you're just so awesome!

Pegs said...

thanks Azreen :D
Gette was with me when I bought the sewing machine. She even helped me film the demonstration, in case I forgot how to insert the threads or bobbins ... :P

Sian said...

Nice one, Peggy. Somehow I stumbled across this.
Thanks for the idea, I got a hand sewn jean bag---half finished since three years ago!! (Didn't know what to do with handles) You have given me inspirations!!