This blog shows my recycled denim creations, along with tutorials for items I have designed myself. I collect old jeans (a strange collection, I know!) and cut them up to make bags, purses, animals and other items of varying sizes and shapes. I then sell these to raise money for weomen and children in the town of Utange, near Mombasa, in Kenya. I help women to set up their own businesses and provide solar lights to enable teachers and pupils to work at home after the sun sets.
I am always trying to create new designs, particularly ones which make use of the pockets. Often the pockets are a prime feature of a pair of jeans, so it makes sense to feature them on bags as well.
This design has been adapted from another I have often made - in fact, it was the first denim bag I made. It is made from semi-circles of fabric with 3" strip as a gusset - very simple. I hope the pockets will be a useful addition - it's always good to have somewhere to stow things. This has a pocket on the flap, two on the front under the flap, and two on the back as well!