Spring vacation has been productive. I finally finished my Jeans Bag, which has been under the needle for nearly a year. The main materials came from the rather tall stack of old jeans sitting on a shelf in my workroom.
I sketched the pocket into my daily journal.
I love the soft blues and whites. The plaid fabric creates the illusion of colors fading in and out.
It slowly progressed down
I love all the pockets--four on the outside (plus the mini-pocket) and four back pockets sewn to the lining, which is a flea market fabric.
Except for two brass rings and a zipper, the bag is entirely made of recycled materials.
The strap is long enough to go over the chest. I took a black nylon strap recycled from another worn bag and covered it in denim.
Hand stitching on denim may seem daunting, however, I sewed from the top and only caught top threads, so it was not any more difficult than working on other fabrics.
A few recycled beads and buttons attached to the zipper pull make it easier for me to find the zipper quickly.
And most important of all, it holds everything.
I will no longer envy other people's jeans bags.