I finished a bag that I started last week. It's going to replace a red one that was one of my first bags that I made. I stopped at the handle(s) but ended up only doing one. Tonight I put all the pieces together. Now that I have worn it on my shoulder I will already be revamping to two black cotton webbing straps since I don't have any more material. It's too wide to really work with only one strap.
I made this bag from an old pair of jeans that I loved but had to say good-bye (it made my rear look great)and some really cool batik that looks like bubbles. I used the two back pockets as for the outside pockets and some of the back legs as inside pockets. I think once I fix the handle I'm going to really fall in love.
All of these are so pretty...love the fabric samples. Very nice!
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I like the colors scheme. So, you used the top of the legs of jeans for the top of the purse and came down the leg for the bottom? This is cute. I just cut some jeans up thinking about turning the waist into a apron. Got some legs lying around. I looked at your clutch purses they are adorable.
No, I turned the jeans into Bermuda shorts and used the pieces I cut off into the purse.
So last night after I had gotten my son to bed I went into my craft room and went through all my fabric. I noticed that my pile of 1/2 yards were piling up. So I decided to make tote bags with the jeans and 1/2 yards. it's a simple design with no pockets in the inside but there is one that I added to the outside from the pockets of the jeans.
For this being my first one it's on the smaller side (using the bottom part of the legs) and next time I will make it larger (the top sections of the legs) so I can add more of the pockets from the jeans. I'm also going to use cotton webbing for the handles to certain bags if the colors work. For this one's handles I used what little fabric I had left after using it for the lining.