Hi, I'm Biji. I recently started a convo with To Work With My Hands. I chose to make a denim pouch with her instructions per this post http://www.hometalk.com/19729753/upcycled-denim-stuff-sack?scid=4949294 hope you enjoy.
Denim Pouch( Upcycle Denim Stuff Sack)movie
I started this project with a pair of denim culottes. Since these are more shorts than pants, I cut to the upper thigh portion.
I then cleaned up( made sure my cut was sttraight) and continued to follow TWWMH's instructions. I turned the material inside out and hemmed the bottom seam of the leg together. Yes, that is my sewing in the beige.
Then I sewed two button holes( hate to admit this, I forgot how to since I don't sew clothes for my granddaughter now) and then still leaving it inside out and ironing an 1 and 1/4 seam down... I sew down the seam top about a 1/4 inch from the cut edge allowing for it to have an inch of room for rope, ribbon or in my case beads to go through later and cinch up. Yes, I meant to sew over the bottom of buttonholes. I do that for extra sturdiness but only for jeans.
This is the finished project. I chose the beads at the end of the sewing. My beads needed more room to make it through the tube. I managed and it cinches up but in one tiny area I had a bottleneck. I loosened that area and it works. Always account for last minute changes and always make sure of width of item to be pulled through tubes when sewing especially for projects that cinch. That took 10 minutes to pull through because of that bottleneck.
I will do this project again. It was fun.
I hope you enjoyed this project with me. Special thanks to Hometalk and To Work With My Hands. So are you ready to give it a try?
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Published October 10th, 2017 8:16 PM