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Topic: Massive messenger bag from old jeans (IMG heavy)  (Read 3323 times)
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« on: October 07, 2007 08:31:18 PM »

So I followed Threadbanger┤s idea to reuse old jeans into a bag. The idea is anything but creative, but I think I did well!
(link to threadbanger http://www.threadbanger.com/episode/THR_20070914)

I have lost quite a bit of weight in the past 8 months: about 14 kilograms or 30 pounds. I had this pair of jeans that I wore to death: they were comfy, roomy and made me feel beautiful. Sadly, I wore a patch in the inner thigh from having them rub together, and I had to stop wearing them. Then I lost the weight and couldn┤t wear them anymore but didn┤t want to part with them. It was too tempting to keep them as "fat clothes", even in their sad condition. I decided to make them into a bag I can wear all the time regardless of my weight!

I lined the bag with plaid fabric I had in my donated stash, and used only notions I already had lying around.

inside: I kept the original waistband design, because it was one of the things I loved to death about this jean

details: the key fob and metal ring to adjust the strap

 This pocket in the lined strap closes using velcro.

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« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2007 09:15:22 PM »

so cute. was the rainbow already a design on the denim?
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« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2007 11:12:44 PM »

thats super cute, i was on threadbanger earlier and saw the video and now after seeing how yours i really want to make one 

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« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2007 11:16:41 PM »

I love the fob! The details are way cuter than the threadbanger one!

« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2007 05:51:45 AM »

I like it.  Love the plaid fabric lining.  And the pocket in the strap is a really cool idea.
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2007 11:52:03 AM »

Very nice!
Directions? What directions?
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« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2007 05:57:41 PM »

Love the secret little pocket in the strap!!

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« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2007 01:47:20 AM »

Great job on your bag.  I like yours better than mine.  Probably because you took the time to line yours.  I like the lining.  Smiley  I pretty much followed the Threadbanger blog except that I machine stitched it instead of doing by hand.  I wonder how much more thick it would be if I lined it.  (I think my flap would lay nicer lined)  As it was, there were a few parts that my machine just quit & said "no way!".   When I have a chance, I plan on putting a patch or 2 on the flap.

« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2007 08:06:58 PM »

Thanks for all the comments!

the rainbow I already had, i just apliqueed it. I still use it all the time, and get compliments on it, and surprised comments from classmates who can┤t believe I┤d reuse OLD pants to make a bag.

The fob is the one feature I love more and more as time passes. I would add it on EVERY single bag i have.
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