This is my latest clothes upcycle for the school carnival stall later this year.
I had a pair of jeans,
and a skirt that suggested the sea and turtle colours to me..
I wanted to make a bag that was a bit different. So I used my Waistband Tote tutorial and some fusible webbing to create a picture on one side of the bag of some seaweed and rocks. I then made a small stuffed turtle and hand stitched it in amongst the underwater background scene.
The bag is lined with the skirt lining, and the jeans back pockets added too.
I'm pleased with the overall result.
I like to be able to use the jeans in a way that utilises their original structure - like the waistband and the back pockets here.
Hopefully this bag will be snapped up from the school stall!
As usual I have saved the scraps - fabric, zips, labels and seams; for more upcycles.
The idea is to let nothing go to waste!
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