So here we are with a newly completed project: a recycled denim shoulder bag.
I lined the bag with a fun floral print. The bottom of the purse (inside and out) is made out of a sturdy denim. I decided to put a zipper on it, because I like to not have to worry about my stuff falling out when I inevitably turn the bag upside down. ;)
The exterior of the bag is recycled from a ladies skirt. The skirt was shortened leaving a generous amount of scrap material. And no, I did not piece it myself. The skirt was made in this patchwork pattern.
My younger sister graciously posed with it for photos. I decided to buy premade straps. I thought they would be a much better fit (casual and relaxed, yet sophisticated) than anything that I could make.
I had enough denim from the skirt to make two purses. I decided to put pockets in one of them to help me stay organized. :) The other one is listed for sale on Etsy. The only fabric I purchased to complete the two purses was the main lining fabric. The rest were scraps from my stash.
Sarah loves to sew, learn more about sewing, and create items with a vintage flair. Her arch enemy is clipping curves, and she has a tolerable relationship with the seam ripper.
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