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Topic: Jeans + Skirt...Who doesn't love a free purse???  (Read 1754 times)
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Chantelle
« on: May 11, 2009 01:22:51 PM »

I had a pair of jeans that were falling apart, but still had good large areas on the legs. I also had a (pretty ugly but I wore it anyways) skirt that caught on a fence and tore a huge hole. Combine that with a zipper salvaged from a broke-up old purse, and you get this little beauty!

I didn't bother taking any photos of the lining, since I was too lazy to put in any fun pockets or anything, so I'm sure you can imagine what a bright green plain lining looks like! I didn't follow a pattern, or even bother measuring before I started cutting. I really love it, and I spent most of a recent sick day handsewing this bad boy. Enjoy!



Side view:


This is my favorite part: the waistband closure, and the zipper. I didn't really know how to install a zipper gusset, so I kind of winged it (that means I had to rip out my stitching at least twice) and I'm really proud of it!


More zippery goodness:


Just for laughs, a closeup of my handstitching, which could use some work.  Grin :
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HelloMel213
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2009 06:02:01 PM »

Hand Sewn, WOW, you have patience.

Also, you sound like me- not measuring anything beforehand. haha, Great work!
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narhloki
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2009 07:24:22 PM »

Nicely done, I think the uneven stitching adds to it's charm.
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TCinTX
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2009 08:42:12 PM »

That idea for the waistband closure is genius!
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Chantelle
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2009 04:52:46 AM »

Aw, thanks guys! Glad you like it!
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CraftMomNancy
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2009 07:52:47 AM »

I love your bag. Of course I happened to love denim. The button part is cool. I really dislike handsewing so I'm amazed that it's all handsewn.  I wish it was from a pattern because it's exactly the style and size  of bag I've been wanting to make.
Great job, Smiley
Nancy
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