Are jeans part of your wardrobe? They’re the majority of mine. I have work ones, some to wear around the house, better ones to go out and about in, and then I have some dress ones. They are comfortable, and they don’t require shoes that hurt my feet. I’m retired, I get to choose my wardrobe. 🙂
So, when I had an old pair of capris I wasn’t wearing anymore, I cut them up and made a couple of bags. Then a friend liked my bag and gave me a couple of pairs of legs she’d cut off hers to make shorts out of and a skirt that a friend gave her. I made her a bag out of the skirt and a small purse out of the legs.
One of our major social events down here is the monthly ladies’ luncheon. As part of the festivities, those that craft donate gifts to be used as door prizes.
A few weeks ago, I stopped at Goodwill and picked up a pair of jeans in the medium aisle. They had a couple of cute logos on them. I cut them up and made a small phone bag to hang off your jeans to carry your phone and id in, salvaged pieces to make a purse, sewed up one leg to make a basket, and then took the front, inserted a panel and a tie for an apron. There wasn’t much left when I got done.
The phone bag I gave to a friend who walks the beach a lot, and the rest will be raffled off at our luncheon this week.
Why? Well, I like a challenge, and there is something fun about deconstructing the jeans by taking off all the usable parts and then putting the pieces back together without a pattern to come up with something that is uniquely hand made.
What am I working on next? I brought a small Easter Bunny embroidery piece with me and framed him to make a small table topper. I also have a beach landscape and a Christmas tree to make so I’ll be off to the fabric store today. There are two wonderful small fabric stores down here that are like entering a candy store so I always make a list because it is too tempting. 🙂
My wish for each of you this week is to be healthy. I was sick last week with a wicked cold, but I’m happy to say it is gone, didn’t develop into anything more serious, and I didn’t pass it on to anyone else.
Life is good – enjoy your week with whatever challenges you choose to pursue and may none be sent your way that you don’t want. 🙂