Thursday, July 10, 2008

another project to tackle

i am dying to make a recycled jeans bag for our daughter. the tute looks super easy, and i have a special pair of jeans that i had when my hubs and i met, with a long story behind them. ok, you've been warned. long, boring story.

i got a pair of calvin klein jeans my junior year of college. i wore them every day. they were my most favorite pair, ever. then troy and i got in a bad wreck in his truck back in 1996. i wasn't wearing a seat belt. i crashed into the dash and windshield, and hurt my face and leg pretty good. after i regained consciousness in the ambulance, they were asking me where i hurt and i said my leg. so they whipped out some scissors and started to cut my beloved jeans! i protested but got overruled. (we were both ok, just banged up, which was a miracle)

but my jeans now had a rip right up the side seam. i managed to cover the repaired seam with some ribbon - i was cool way before they sold them that way - and i still wore them every day. then a few years later, i cut them off to make them capris. and finally, they were out of style - the waist was too high - but i still hung on to them. they remind me of so much about my life then. how in love troy and i were when we met, and who we were back then. but most of, they remind me how skinny i was! heeeheee.















so that's the scoop, shovel. the flower fabric is going to be the lining, and i'm thinking of some appliqued flowers and maybe felt letters to spell her name, emma jane, across the front. yay, so excited!

2 comments:

Teresa said...

Very fun...jean purses are easy to make...and a great way to preserve your memories! Show pics when your project is done!

Ruth said...

Thanks for the link to the denim bag. I've been saving old jeans for such a project....

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