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 bag reminded me why I do not like making bags with zips. It needed a border for the zip as the top of the jeans was too uneven in thickness to simply add the zip. But then the added width caused problems with finishing, and I ended up having to hand sew / finish / repair! On reflection it might have been better to use a gusset on the bag.