DIY handmade Jeans bag
Overgrown handbag collection
I love handmade handbags and my collection grows faster than I can use them. For that reason, I always have a pile to give away. Even with a large family and friends circle, I still end up with more than I need. As a result, I’m currently devising ways to give them to my readers.
In effort to be transparent; the idea of making this bag was more about creating than recycling. I’m happy to tell you that has changed. Now it’s a combination of recycling and creating that inspire me.
In fact, creating this bag left such an impression on my mind, it got me to writing poetry. I wrote 3 poems that give the jeans-turned-bag separate perspectives about being recycled. I admit I was thinking life.
I’ve posted them below: I smile every time I read them and I hope they manage to make you smile too.
Creative Denim Handbag
Made with recycled Jeans: Contrasting bottom panel and pre-made pockets make for a quick and easy sewing project; great for gifts
jeans Perspective: Reinvented
I once lived as a pair of jeans
And served my mistress well
But then, she ceased from wearing me.
Her reason I can’t tell
One day she cut my legs off
Said I would do new things
She then gave me a handle
Lined me; and added string
Now, I sit upon her shoulder
Everywhere she brings
Because I hold her most important
And selected things
Summer Style Handbag
Make A DIY jeans bag a wardrobe staple
jeans Perspective; Curiously Mistaken
My mistress used to wear me well
We both thought she looked great
Her logic then; to show me off
When early and when late
But then, she donned me less and less
Her basis, I’m unsure
Maybe she just got tired of me
I wanted to know more
I waited and I listened
And then, I heard the score
Had nothing much to do with me
It was her growing core
Wear Your Best Jeans Again…
A DIY handmade jeans bag lets you enjoy your old jeans in a whole new way
Jeans Perspective: Focus fear
Yesterday, I heard my mistress say
These jeans don’t fit
Then, she grabbed a pair of scissors
And her sewing kit
I felt a little nervous
When she reached out for her pins
Then, she marked and fastened me
I knew I couldn’t win
Sharp and pointed cruel cutters
Snipped at my weakest pore
Next, the blades went right through me
My legs lay on the floor
Of all the bags I’ve made, I’ve kept this bag the longest; it’s about 5 years old. It isn’t my usual type of handbag but I made it when my jeans didn’t fit anymore and I’ve used it more than I’ve ever worn the jeans. I can safely say it became my favourite bag -a surprise to me.
I hope this has inspired you to recycle the next pair of jeans you thought to toss out. Happy creating!