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 is a lovely bag, and I made ten versions of it. However, it did prove quite time-consuming to cut out, sew and finish. That is due to all the features - a zip, side pockets with a false binding, a long adjustable strap, and the magnetic fastening for the flap. The effort was made worthwhile by the fact that I sold two on the very first occasion on which I had them for sale. I may have to bite the bullet and prepare to make more!