I have a real passion for reusing textiles. I will try to mend more or less anything: it’s a mainstay of my little business and of my life generally. Once mending isn’t practical I go on to reusing.
I buy my jeans secondhand – most of the ones I buy look almost new – and I wear them to death. After that I try to make something else from them. I think this bag is a big success so I thought I’d share it.
I’m displaying my new recycled jeans bag and wearing Red Herring top from car boot sale and posher than usual Per Una jeans from the St Catherine’s Hospice shop.
I patched fabric scraps on to a piece of curtain lining, added part of the leg of some old jeans on top, sewed lots of zigzags in lines to hold the fabric together and then cut back the denim.
I didn’t take any photos of the process, but if anyone is interested I can easily do some more and post a tutorial. Please let me know in the comments if you would: l love the process so don’t mind having another go.
Hope you are all having a good week. My treat of the week was bright red hair – better in reality than on the photo. I’ve been working quite hard though, so I’m planning a relaxing trip to the charity shops tomorrow.