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.
This pattern came from last month's Sewing World magazine. I love it! I have made five so far; here is the first:
Although there seemed to be a lot of cutting (well, given that I made five bags I guess that isn't really surprising!) the bag structure is logical and straightforward. It sewed up beautifully.I fact, I was caught out and had to wait for my orders of catches and sliders to arrive in order to complete the bags. I'm looking forward to putting these out at forthcoming sales.