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Kelly – Eclectically Vintage (that’s me) – Little Bit Country, Little Bit Rock and Roll vintage silver spoon keychain
“Animals outline their territories with their excretions, humans outline their territories by ink excretions on paper. ” Robert Anton Wilson
Happy Monday Jaderbugs! I hope everyone had a ridiculously good weekend. Here in Louisiana it was rainy and gloomy. But that didn’t stop the crafting I tell ya. I have always been a fan of line drawings. They capture things that paint couldn’t ever capture which is why I am so excited to share this craft with you today. The thing I love the most about this craft is ANYONE can do it. It’s super simple and they turn out fabulous. Who would of ever thunk it?
You can have some ideas of things you want to create before you start or you can just go with the flow. I had a few images in mind that I wanted to create. You can lightly draw on your card stock with a pencil so you have a simple guideline to follow.
I had so much fun creating this project in my head. See I had these mini blue jeans from my son when he was LIL. I didn’t want to throw them away or stuff them into a box so I decided to let my creative brain decide for me. I thought they best way to incorporate them into my daily life was to make them into a fashionable blue jean purse.
Let’s get started. I’m just warning you, this craft is super easy so put your crafty seat belt on.
I know, I know. You are prolly thinking “Hey Jaderbomb, where is your “ingredient” list”. If you don’t know what that means it’s the picture of things you will need to make this project. I will tell you why I don’t have one. Well, because I didn’t plan on posting this. I think I THOUGHT it wasn’t going to come out like it did in my head. I guess I fooled myself.
You will need: *blue jeans
(whatever size you want)
Obviously the bigger the jeans, the bigger the purse *an old purse strap *snaps *gold chain *needles *thread **sewing machine works the best**
The first thing you will do is cut the pants where you want the bottom of the purse to end. When you are done cutting pin them like I did below. This will secure the material for you.
Remember, the longer you cut the deeper the inside of the purse. I am loving this project so much I think I will make a few HOBO bags (with new jeans of course cause we don’t want any honey boo boo smells) and sell them on my ETSY and STORE ENVY shop. What cha think! I think it will save you the time and it’s great Christmas gifts!
Just a little closer look at how I put the pin through the blue jeans.
Five years ago I would of totally hand sewed this, or found someone to do it for me…
Can you believe Ashy just taught me to sew last year! I mean let’s just say this. I always knew how to do basic things but now I can sew by myself like a big girl! haha
You want to sew the bottom of the blue jeans slowly. I made two passes just to make sure it was secure. Make sure if you are using a sewing machine for the first time that you take the pins out before you sew in that spot. If you look at the picture below I wait until I am ABOUT to sew the pin until I take it out of my material.
When you are done with sewing you might need to take a lil break. You just did some major sewing. I am gonna take a break right now.
OK! I’m back!
Now is the time to embellish your new purse. I started by passing a piece of gold chain through the belt loops.
If you don’t like chains, you can actually put a real belt (sheesh that would of been cute, why didn’t I think of that), some fabric or nothing at all.
I have a ton of purses that have removable straps so I just stole one off of a purse and clipped it onto the belt loops. I am really loving the way the leather and blue jean look together.
In the picture below you will see those two gold snaps that I added. I found when I put things in the purse it kinda opened more and I didn’t like that. I don’t want my goodies falling out now!
I used some SNAP FASTENERS for this. You can buy these at any craft store. I bought mine from Michaels Art’s and Crafts.
Another close up. This is what the snap looks like from the back. If you are not a fan of GOLD you can get SILVER snap fasteners also.
I hope you enjoyed this craft! It was so much fun. You could tie dye your purse, put tons of beads on it, make a strap with fabric, stencil it and so much more! I wanted a clean one, this time.
Stay tuned because I will be putting some in my Etsy shop for you to purchase! Can’t wait to see you in the next post!
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Happy Thursday Jaderbugs!
I am so excited that my UNI scarf is back! It’s been a while since I posted any online so get ready! Remember, if there are any colors you would like that are not up in my store just send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
They will be up in my online store no later than this weekend. WHAT? You don’t know how to get to my store? It’s ok! I will take ya.
(you wanna click on this) hehe. If you head that way you will notice I am also putting up TONS of new decorative clothespins. I will also have ALL of my new ones up by this weekend. You don’t want to miss the GLITTER ones!