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« on: October 04, 2011 09:27:42 PM »

Hi all,
This wasn't a terribly detailed or tidy project, but I'll toss it up here to offer ideas:



I recently wound up with a handful of free (though low-quality) tools, and wanted a basic bag to toss them in. This will probably end up in the trunk of my car sometime soon. So, I poked through my bag o' scraps, and found the remains of the jeans I had turned into shorts. I quick snipped the gaping holes in the knees away, and chopped off the bottom hem, which I later decided to use as handles. I found a zipper at the thrift store for a buck, sewed it all together and voila.

So I started with this:


And $1 and about an hour later, had this:


Moral of the story: Don't throw anything away! (Not like I ever could anyway  Roll Eyes). Cheers!
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« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2011 10:13:00 PM »

lovely job - Yay for scrap-hoarders. Everything is useful and denim is nice and strong for a tool bag
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« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2011 11:23:04 PM »

Fabulous! Now if only I could think of such a clever use for the bazillion scraps I've hung onto Tongue
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« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2011 03:57:49 AM »

Love this bag!  Turned out great.  Thanks for the how to too.
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« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2011 07:14:17 AM »

Very cool and looks great! Great idea for old jeans   Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2011 08:07:13 AM »

Gosh, I could make 50 of these and still have jeans lying around!  Know anywhere I can get cheap tools?  The boys who made the holey jeans would probably enjoy a tool bag.
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« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2011 08:32:18 AM »

I love it, bringing new life to an old pair of jeans into something very useful.
~Thanks for sharing  Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2011 09:49:52 AM »

Thanks! I happened across a big pile of free tools at a local harvest fest yard sale; not sure where to find them otherwise.
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