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.
... or possibly a beach bag? Or a flight bag or overnight bag maybe. Whatever, it turned out MUCH larger than I was expecting - I should have looked more closely at the pattern and the sizes given for the finished bag - especially as I cut out five of these at the same time! This is (so far) the only completed one, but the rest are close to completion and will be finished. I suspect they will be slow to sell; the sale will rely on this being what someone is looking for. I have had fun with the button decorations, creating a different work of "art" on each one.