Bag Making, Denim, DESIGNIN' DENIM, Fabrics, Sewing, Sewing machines, Singer sewing machines, Vintage Sewing Machines, VSM

The “ins” and the “outs” of my new Tote bag!

I think I've already mentioned that I need to replace my Tote bag.  The vinyl is cracking at the corners and on the straps.  I have decided to strip what zippers and buckles I can from this one to ensure no waste ... but the rest of it is too worn. My family, friends and… Continue reading The “ins” and the “outs” of my new Tote bag!

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What can I say? I still had some denim strips left!

And I'm certainly not one to waste recycled denim!  So let's make another bag.  This one is not quite big enough to hold my iPad, not like the last one I made.  This one seemed to go together quicker too!  Perhaps it wasn't as "fancy" or perhaps I'm actually getting used to throwing them together?!?… Continue reading What can I say? I still had some denim strips left!

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How to sew a recycled denim handbag. Part 2

Back again!  To recap last week's post ... I wanted to make myself a 100% recycled denim bag, using denim strips like those bags I saw on Pinterest.  Last week I cut up my denim jeans, pieced and sewed the strips together and fused on the interfacing for my outer bag walls.  I sewed the… Continue reading How to sew a recycled denim handbag. Part 2

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How to sew a recycled denim handbag.

I was trying to think of an eye-catching, mysterious title for my blog post.  I couldn't.  I have too been immersed in bag making lately - sewing creatively, instead of blogging creatively!   The only other handbags I've made I posted about here and here.  I made one of them for my sister - she's seems… Continue reading How to sew a recycled denim handbag.

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A simple Boho skirt… and Daniel Craig.

A friend has asked if I can make her a Boho/peasant skirt similar to one she owns already.  No problem, happy to assist... it just might cost you a few "mike's Hard Black Cherry Lemonade" beverages though!   C.P. (let's call her that) has done her research and came equipped with instructions she has found… Continue reading A simple Boho skirt… and Daniel Craig.

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My denim skirt – pockets on/pockets off!

I'm am going to start off by apologizing... this post just might be photo-heavy, but don't worry that won't strop me from talking too much! I am so happy!  I have finished my denim skirt - finally!  It has been a slow process, but for the most part, enjoyable.  I loved all the different techniques involved… Continue reading My denim skirt – pockets on/pockets off!