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 am supporting the building of a new school for disabled children.
The pattern for this backpack came from a magazine, though I did adapt it fairly freely to suit the fabrics I was using. I had great fun making these, however, and finished up with more than ten different ones I believe. Hopefully they will sell well.