Taking a whole week off to spend time with family .... and also do some crafts! This time I did a reversible bag from an old pair of jeans and two old belts. I love it - 2 bags in one! :-)
There aren't any measurements in the tute below as I feel everyone's preference for the size of bag is different!
|Good old jeans - hubby's again.|
|My old belts from teens - one white, one grey!|
Can't wear them any more -
I'm no longer 70cm!
|Cut the panels of jean fabric |
from the bottom of the legs. Cut away the thick
seams. You can save it for other crafts (see my jean bangles tutorial!).
|You will now have 4 panels.|
Sew all of them together - sides & bottom
|Create some space!|
|Now add on the belts - one for each side.|
Use anything to put them on - sew it, glue it
and embellish it!!!
|I sewed on the belt through its|
holes - make sure it's secure!!
I eventually used my hot glue gun to
secure this part.
|Do the same to the other side. A trick|
I learnt from my mum is to stick a pin through
|... and mark the point where the pin sticks out|
on the other side! Easy peasy! :-)
|With the bag straps secured, it's now time|
to do the bag lining. As this also serves as the
reversible part of the jean bag, add on any
embellishments! I added a strip of jean material.
Turn the lining inside out over the jean bag.
Now to make the ribbon part for the reversible portion of the bag!
|I secured a loop with hot glue. Actually, I could|
have sewn it on - silly me forgot :-(
|Tie a nice ribbon and pass it through the loop!|
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