Sunday, 14 March 2010
These were R's favourite jeans. Even though they were too small she still wore them round the house. Eventually however they had holes in the knees too so we decided that we would use the patterned bit (which was R's favourite bit) as a panel on a bag.
First we cut the lower leg off a pair of my old jeans opened it out and squared it off to give a rectangle.
Then we cut the patterned bit off R's jeans and sewed it onto the rectangle with a zigzag stitch.
Then we folded the rectangle right sides together and sewed down the long side (opposite the fold) and across the bottom to make the main body of the bag. We then turned the bag right sides out and folded the raw edge to the inside to make a top hem.
Then I took the leg of my jeans and cut a strip 4 inches wide and as long as possible. Fold the raw edges to the middle and then fold in half again to make a strip 1 inch wide with the raw edges enclosed. Sew down the length of the strip. Sew the strip to the top of the bag to make a shoulder strap.