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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Wednesday is craft day!

I'm very happy with myself today. I actually crafted! I saw some work by some ladies where they took bluejeans and cut them up and made material out of it. I liked the idea, because I've been wanting to recycle and jeans can look a bit....well....naff in some projects. I've been wanting to make a bag that I could carry my embroidery around with me. I had a freebie that worked really well, but I needed to replace it. So here is what I've been doing. All material is from the same pair of jeans, just one side. I wanted the checkerboard effect more then the stripe, but though both sides don't have to look the same! I've zigzaged around the outside and then used a thiner zigzag on the horizontal lines. I don't want it to be perfect and so I've left the vertical so it can fray. My idea now is to use a fabric for the top and use another piece of jean to sew the bottom together. I want it to have a bit of a box like bottom to it. My scary part will be the zipper, but I found a good tutorial I've been saving here.



So Hurray for Crafting Wednesday!!!!!
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7 comments:

Kendra said...

I'm so glad you posted this. What a great idea. I have so many pairs of old jeans (I just can't bear to throw fabric out). Is it strips of fabric woven together?

Dawn said...

Yes, I made the strips about 1 1/2 inches wide and then wove them.

stickchick said...

That looks great!! Now I want to go digging through my scraps too!!

Ruth said...

It sounds as though it will get more interesting as it ages and the edges of the strips fray.
What a great idea.

Jill said...

Hi there Dawn! I am loving your blog. I have heaps of denim bits & am goig to get weaving. I too am in Hampshire (nrar Romsey)& am (fruitlessly) hunting for any daytime knit/crochet groups. As a single mum evening groups get pricey in terms of babysitters! Do you know of any? Many thanks Jill

Dawn said...

Jill, sorry that I've not written here before this. I don't know of any daytime groups, but one of the ladies that comes to my group on Thurs nights goes to a couple I think during the day. I'll ask her and see what she says. Are you on Ravelry? I could have her contact you through there herself.

Anonymous said...

Hi Dawn & thanks! I'm not on Ravelry but am off to investigate it now.