Saturday, June 5, 2010

June Jeans Challenge

I love a challenge and when I saw Jenny was having a challenge for June using an old pair of jeans I just had to jump in and give it a try .Well I had a pair of overalls that I used for gardening that had seen better days and were really rather large on me anyway so I started first off removing the pockets , the large one on the bib and one of the back pockets .I then opened up the legs and once I had them cut I was pondering what to do next ,there was quite a large piece of fabric in the top of those legs so I cut a junk off and then went in search of something I thought suitable for a lining to jazz it up a little , denim on its own can be rather boring so I found this denim stripe and ta da , here is what I came up with a great sized tote with a striped lining and I left a little of the lining showing on the top of the bag also to give it a little more pizzaz and I added a ragged flower in denim with a white and red button , what do you think ?Oh yeah the straps are from the straps of the jeans so I didn't even need to piece those ,and the inside pocket is the pocket from the bib ,it couldn't have been easier , neat huh !

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10 comments:

  1. Pretty cool Sheila. Hugs, Jeanette

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  2. Sheila, that is brilliant, very clever idea :)

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  3. OH my word!!!! This is so adorable! Do you know that just last evening I was going through some old clothes and found a pair of overalls?!!? Thank you for a great idea. When I get around to making mine, may I link to this post? XO

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  4. What a cute bag! You did a great job reusing your overalls.

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  5. I think it's wonderful - I have my eye on a pair of my husband's old jeans to turn into a bag for my daughter for this challenge!

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  6. Love your bag Sheila. This has got to be the nicest one I've seen using recycled jeans/overalls. Love it!

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  7. Your idea and bag are so darn cute!

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  8. Sheila it is lovely!
    I made a few like these a few years back and unfortunately gave them all away. (How can you say no to your cool nieces!) But i have since scored another pair of overalls, and maybe this time I will get to keep it!
    :)

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  9. Sheila I LOVE your bag ... and the lining looks fabulous with the denim!!!
    Hugs,
    Joy :o)

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