Wednesday, May 22, 2013

From Jeans to Tulip Bag in a Jiffy



Recently I posted the Tulip Bag  Click here to see post on Janice Pope's Tulip Bag that I made for my mom for Mother's Day. While I fully intended to make myself one from the same linen fabric that hers was made from, I also wanted one made from denim. I wear jeans all the time! So this became my project this evening after returning home around 7:30 pm. from accompanying my daughter to her skating lesson out of town.

I found a gently used pair of discarded jeans. I carefully cut out two pockets, one for the inside and one for the outside. 

The denim is quite sturdy so I did not need to use iron on fusible batting. I chose a blue floral print fabric from my stash of fabrics for the bag lining. I found a denim colored button at Joanne's though the color is somewhat off in this photo. I


Removing existing pockets from the jeans and using them on my bag will save some time....


there.....


Done! I love it! So nice to be able to custom make yourself a bag in a couple of hours!


Here is the inside--pocket from jeans inside too! Very roomy inside!


Another view!


I will be moving my stuff into this bag tomorrow.


Cost:  Denim Fabric (recycled jeans) $0.00, Lining Fabric (given to me in my Treasure Box) Click here to see: Trash to Treasure Post $0.00, Button $1.50, Elastic Loop .20, Thread $1.00.
Total Cost:  $2.70

Did I mention that I love this 2 Hour Tulip Bag Pattern by Janice Pope? Using the jeans saved quite a bit of time considering I did not have to cut out 4 pieces of batting or pockets. By skipping these steps it took about 1 1/2 hours to complete!

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