Last Saturday afternoon I had my Denim Pouch Workshop, hosted via Zoom by Crafty Monkies.
16 ladies (some in different time zones!) got chopping and repurposing as they used their denim finds to create Denim Zippy Pouches.
The class was following my 9.5″ x 5.5″ samples, using the Quilt-As-You-Go technique to piece and quilt the denim onto interfacing, adding in those all important loops, seams and special features that are unique to denim.
We also learned how to insert a zipper with tabs to give a lovely finish to the pouches, a first for some of the ladies.
And here are a few of the finished pouches.
Aren’t they fab! And feedback from the ladies was that they definitely see more denim pouches and bags in their future!
I always get excited when I see repurposed denim projects. For fun I decided to create a collage of some of my own denim projects!
Lots of bags and pouches there – denim is the perfect hard wearing textile for creating these!
Several pairs of non-stretch denim items e.g. jeans, skirts, shirts (a variety of colours is best). Pay particular attention to interesting sections of the jeans e.g. seams, pockets, worn sections, feature stitching, labels, tabs & loops etc., especially if making Pouch B
Fat quarter* of cotton lining fabric or cotton shirt (not denim weight)
8” metal (or nylon) closed ended zipper*
Co-ordinating Polyester thread (standard weight)
Button to decorate (optional)
Ribbon or fine leather cord – Zipper pull (optional)
Embroidery Thread for Boro Stitching (I used Aurifil Wool 12wt) Optional
Pouch A – ¼ metre Heavy Sew-in Interfacing (Vlieseline S13)* & 1/4 metre Light Woven Fusible Interfacing (Vlieseline G710)*
Pouch B – ¼ metre Legacy Flex Foam*
Equipment requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-
Rotary Cutter, ruler and mat
Iron & ironing board
Hand sewing needle (for Boro stitching)
Needles*: 90/14 Jeans Needle, 100/16 Jeans Needle, 80/12 Standard Needle
505 Basting Spray*
If you would like more information about this workshop or to book, click here to access the Crafty Monkies website (scroll down and click on my workshop listing to access more info).
You can also access a printable List of Materials & Workshop Prep here.
I hope you will join me for 3 hours of denim ripping fun!!