So you know I was working (aka playing!) with some denim recently! I'm working on a series of bags which I may teach in the Autumn term.
Well I got 2 bags completed today (you can thank the continuous rain since Sunday for that!).
Today I'll show you my Denim and Selvedges bag!
Like most trends and fads, I was a latecomer to the selvedge craze, but I'm head over heels about them now! I think it appeals to my love of recycling textiles, especially when some designer selvedges are so adorably cute!
The front and back of this bag have the same design, just different selvedges used. The denim is all from recycled jeans, and the handle was a belt from another pair of jeans!
Bag linings are a great excuse to use loud and vibrant fabrics and I didn't hold back on this one!
Because of the pleat I couldn't insert my usual array of pockets, so I simply popped in a wee denim pocket (which was once on a child's dress) and a key fob to keep those keys handy!
The magnetic closure tab has been finished with a felt button given to me a while back by a lovely quilty friend.
I really enjoyed many aspects of making this bag, especially using Coats Creative thread for the feature quilting. I haven't used this thread before, and just happened to have the right colour of 'jeans orange'. It's much thicker than standard thread, and you need a size 100 (jeans) needle, but the sewing was smooth and I will be on the lookout for more of this range (Gutterman Creative & Gutterman Jeans threads are not as thick as Coats Creative & I have still to try Aurifil 12wt).
My playtime continued with a little matching pouch to go with the bag.
|L: Porthole Hexie; R: EPP hexie|