Recycled Denim Tote Bags

May 28th, 2009 in member junk     
DarbyGirl DarbyGirl, member
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I have been making these denim tote bags for many years.   They are really great as beach bags and shopping totes.
Using an overall bib as the front pocket and the straps to hold it closed.
This particular one is lined with purchased fabric for a customer who is a horse lover.
I have been making these denim tote bags for many years.   They are really great as beach bags and shopping totes.

I have been making these denim tote bags for many years.   They are really great as beach bags and shopping totes.


These are denim tote bags that I make from old jeans and overalls. I line the insides with recycled fabrics if I can find them. Usually sheets and pillowcases, that have been cleaned really well. I sell them at shows and markets around my cottage. The stand is an old drying rack for hockey gear, I purchased at a garage sale for one dollar


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, artwork, fabric, beachy, alternative

Comments (5)

junkermidge writes: Ooo, I really like those bags!
Midge Posted: 6:32 pm on May 30th
suewhitney writes: Great bags Darby...way to recycle! The hockey gear drying rack takes me back. Early AM and late PM practices and stinky gear! Great way to re-purpose it. I'm going to check my garage right now.

Take care,
Sue Posted: 9:52 pm on May 28th
writes: Beautiful job Darby! Posted: 8:39 pm on May 28th
CottageElements writes: Great recycling, Darby. You did a super job on these. Love the patchwork pattern,and how you lined them. I've seen bags out of these before but they usually don't line them and they usually are all the same. Like how you changed it up and made them unique. Thanks!

Lani Posted: 8:08 pm on May 28th
alicemom writes: Either you must make more goodies, take more pictures or hope it stops raining. Enjoying them all.
Smiles,
Alice Posted: 7:05 pm on May 28th
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