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Topic: Recycled 2 pairs of jeans and a few buttons - Upcycled crocheted bag!  (Read 55538 times)
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« on: August 16, 2011 07:47:56 AM »

My Bloke cleared out his wardrobe on Sunday and with nothing much to do on sunday afternoon I decided to raid the charity bag and see if I could crochet a rug from a pair of denim jeans...
I cut up one of the legs into a long length and found out a huge crochet hook, it wasn't as hard as i had imagined, the denim yarn crocheted up quite easily! I had decided on an oval rug and crocheted a few rounds. And then I realised that I didn't really need a rug!! and the piece I had crocheted would make an excellent bag base, the idea was born! I measured a few stitches and decided on an increase pattern, the bag evolved as it grew! Here's the end result:

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I had lots of fun designing the finishing touches and enjoyed the challenge of making the handles from the jeans.

Ironically, next I'd like to make a really huge rug from denim, one large enough for the centre of the new living room. I think hubby will be wanting to lock his wardrobe when he leaves the house from now on!  Wink

I'd welcome any comments  Smiley


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« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2011 08:05:22 AM »

Wow!! Great job. Was it rough on your hands? This seems like it would be a very sturdy bag!
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« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2011 08:35:03 AM »

That's a very cool bag!
I think your design is great and I love how you reused the waistband.
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« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2011 08:36:47 AM »

Wow, that looks amazing! Wasn't the denim really hard work to crochet with?
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« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2011 08:41:04 AM »

I just love it! It looks amazing! How did you attach the waistband?

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« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2011 08:48:53 AM »

Wow, looks great! Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2011 09:24:44 AM »

I think I really like this!!  With 4 rough and tough boys, I think I could end up gathering enough pieces of denim to make something, how do you make the denim yarn?  Just like tshirt yarn? But avoid the seams right? And did you use only the denim? Or did you use a yarn with it?
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« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2011 09:34:38 AM »

Very cool!
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« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2011 09:37:44 AM »

WOW!...this bag is beyond amazing. I love it. Keep raiding your hubbys closet!  Wink
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That is just AWESOME! I want one!!!
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