denim messenger bag from pair of jeans

comments (2) March 25th, 2009 in gallery     

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jkundhi jkundhi, member
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I made this messenger bag for my friend Christina. They were her favorite jeans that had worn out. The flap lining is one of her finance's old silk ties.

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Pattern or design used: My own design
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jkundhi writes: What kind of needle are you using in your machine? I've found that using a heavy duty needle helps. There are ones specifically for denim. It also helps to change it out after a particularly dulling project. Hope this helps!
Posted: 9:47 am on March 26th
arosebyanyothername writes: Well done! i've made a "jeans bag" before and it didn't turn out quite as nice. I'm assuming you used a machine? I don't think mine likes thick or heavier fabrics so much. do you know of anything i can swap out to change that, perhaps?
Posted: 7:53 pm on March 25th
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