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 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.