Let's Make A Tote Bag From Old Jeans | Vesna Taneva-Miller | Skillshare

Let's Make A Tote Bag From Old Jeans

Vesna Taneva-Miller, Artist, crafter, DIY-er

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8 Videos (23m)
    • Intro

    • Supplies

    • Preparing The Jeans

    • Stitching The Bottom

    • Attaching The Accessories

    • Adding The Strap

    • Embellishment

    • Wrap Up + Project


About This Class

This class is a combination of creativity and recycling.
I am passionate about recycling. It can take many forms.  For many of us our experience with recycling is putting our plastic, glass and paper in a recycle bin and taking it out to the curb.  In this class we will go beyond that passive recycling.
You will use your creativity to recycle a pair of your old jeans. Instead of taking them to the thrift store, you will give your jeans a new life. You are going turn an old pair of jeans into a little denim purse/tote bag for yourself.  In fact, one pair of jeans can yield up to 4 little purses.  One for you, and 3 for gift giving.  Who doesn't like a handmade gift?

This class is suitable for the beginner sewer as well as more advanced.  It's intended to spark your creativity by using materials you already have on hand.





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Vesna Taneva-Miller

Artist, crafter, DIY-er

I am a mixed media artist with a passion for recycling and using the left over textiles and papers that were destined for the landfill. My work has been published in over a dozen publications by Stampington. I have taught classes at my local Parks and Rec in Chandler, Arizona, at Arizona Craft Rave and many local craft events.

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