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.
The linings for these backpacks have been varied, from a variety of sources. This final one is lined with one of my favourite sources - curtain fabric.
I find curtain fabric usually gives the perfect weight for medium and large sized bags from denim. I don't use any lining or wadding on my bags (which would certainly be essential if I were using lighter weight fabrics) and the curtain fabric provides a uniform weight for the body - useful, when the weights of different types of denim can be so varied.