For the past few months I have been squirrelling away old worn out jeans, with the idea of using them to make a bag. I have a Pinterest Board with lots of other people's wonderful examples and decided to have a go too. I changed my needle to a denim one and was surprised how easily it went through the fabric. It was the Purl Bee 40 Minute Tote pattern again.I had two pairs of jeans in this, and used the fabric from the bottom of the legs. Needless to say the bag took more than 40 minutes ~ I had to faff around sewing the two legs together in the same place for both sides. I unpicked the waistbands from both pairs and used them as the straps, I didn't alter the length as it was just perfect. I'm only showing this picture so you can see my lovely nails ~ an unexpected treat when I had my hair cut, I cheekily asked if they could be done and ended up with a manicure and hair cut at the same time! The girls told me not to get used to it!
I found some beautiful fabric for lining in the sewing shop in Stroud and even put a pocket in.I lined the straps as well so they won't stretch.
I tried a bit of appliqué too ~ this is the better side ~ something I need to practise.
I've also finished my Aventine Shawl. Actually I finished it a while ago, but kept forgetting to photograph it, when I remember it's usually too late and the light has gone, autumn, huh.
The pattern is here.
I really like the buttons on the neck.
Lastly I have carried on with my Stripy Scarf of Happiness. It was supposed to be emergency knitting ~ so on the back burner but I have been enjoying it so much, it has become No1 priority. I'll knit to the end of the coloured yarn but I will be sad to see it end.That's me for now.
Have a great week............Clicky Needles
Love all of your projects. the jean bag is perfect, I am in love with it. And of course your knitting is superb my friend. Thank you for being so lovely.ReplyDelete
Lots of lovely things in this post. The denim bag is fabulous, you've made such a great job of it and I love the lining fabric. Your nails look lovely, I tend to keep my nails quite short and rarely use polish on them but it's such a treat to have a manicure. The shawl's perfect for this time of year, I bet it gets lots of use, as will the scarf once it's finished, it's looking great.ReplyDelete
Nice to find some eclectic crafting and pleasures with hand creations on your blog! The jean purse is great-I have a pile of 'legs' saved for a someday purse also!ReplyDelete