I love cutting up old jeans and repurposing them. I'm always looking at how to de-construct and use as much of the parts as possible.
For this project I used 1 whole pair of womens jeans and the waistband from another, to get the stripe drawstring channel. Large jeans work best for projects like this I like to steal my husbands but you could also scour charity shops for good denim.
If you'd like the measurements I used for this project grab the blueprints for FREE in my Sewing Club
Here's how I did it:
CUT legs off jeans
CUT legs down inner side seam to open up
JOIN leg strips together using 1/2" seam allowance
CUT strip for drawstring channel or use a jean waistband
OPEN waistband up and PRESS
ATTACH channel strip to top of main panels
JOIN bottom strip to main panels
Make a LOOP for your strap - I used a Jean belt loop, but you can also use tape or ribbon.
JOIN raw edges of your main bag all the way up the side, catching your belt loop into the seam.
And also leaving a 3" GAP (approx 1.5" down from top edge) at the top to create a drawstring channel
Press and TOPSTITCH channel gap
Turn under and FOLD channel strip down in half into the bag and TOPSTITCH to secure the hem.
Calculate your circle base and CUT
MARK quarter points on your circular base to match your bag cylinder
SEW base to main cylinder
THREAD rope through your drawstring channel
Through loop strip and TIE
ET VOILA! You are done!
I loved making this project Grab the measurements in my Sewing Club and let me know how you get on. Using jeans means every make will be unique which is really exciting! Show me your makes #frecklescraft @frecklesandcocraft