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 have been making these bags in a variety of sizes. For a long time I had one as my handbag, and this worked well. The drawstring (with a locking clasp) made it secure, and it was easy to carry around. I did sometimes lose things in the bottom, however, so if I ever make myself another I think I will incorporate a key clip.
This one used six pockets and was quite large - a great size for a bag to carry things to the gym.
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