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 am supporting the building of a new school for disabled children.
This pattern has been adapted from one I found in a magazine.
I took the shape from the pattern, but the dimensions were determined by the curtain samples I had to hand and wanted to use. In the pattern the fabric came from jelly rolls. I cut my strips to 2 1/2" as in the pattern, and used the full width of the curtain samples. I ended up with 7 strips so cut 7 strips of denim to match and then pieced, keeping the curtain samples in the same orientation throughout. I am pleased with the effect and they are quite different to any other bags I have made.