In my series of denim bags I’ve been making this summer, here is bag no.2!
Back in June, when my daughter was in hospital for a day, I had brought some epp hexies and denim scraps. I had 5 hours of sewing to fill, so needless to say, I got a lot of them basted and sewn together that day.
I unearthed them again recently, during my ‘denim dalliance’, and incorporated them into this patchworked bag!
Special features include a zippered pocket in the (bright) lining, and repurposed tabs and leather from the chopped up jeans used in the bag!
|I used a leather needle for the ‘organic’ tab|
I also inserted some curtain eyelets (super easy) just to try out something different with the handles.
The bag is simply ditch quilted, and the fold up bottom meant no fiddly box corners or angled sides to contend with! As with all of these denim bags, I have reinforced the bases with handbag mesh plastic.
I love this bag, especially the many different shades of denim used (& I just stuck with blues!). They aren’t as difficult to EPP as you might think, especially as most of the denim has been softened up through lots of wear! Just use a bigger needle and seam allowance & glossy magazine papers.
So next time you rip or wear out your jeans, think ‘handbags’!