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 spend an evening cutting in the garden and thought you might like to see what 83 pockets look like!
These will be made into pocket bags. Sadly this pile will only make ten bags. Fortunately I have been collecting pockets, and have a considerable number more, ready for my forthcoming sewing day at Tudor Rose patchwork when some lovely ladies will be joining me (I hope!) to help me make lots of drawstring backpacks as well as some of the original pocket bags.