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Band Together Tote gets everyone smiling

 

Just like the Denim Bracelets Trio yesterday, here’s another recycling denim project that stretches the imagination. The Band Together Tote however, did bring a smile to my face for its ingenuity.

While the Shirr Thing Bag from Thursday’s post this week required a softer, lighter weight denim fabric, the Band Together Tote is made of ‘fabric’ that is inherently sturdy to begin with. Using the jeans waist bands makes the fabric very solid, as if ‘stabilized’. This is a sturdy tote!

 

The jean waistband makes for a solid foundation for this Band Together Tote. Coats Denim, Jean Topstitching and All Purpose threads used to recycle denim.
The jean waistband makes for a solid foundation for this Band Together Tote. Coats Denim, Jean Topstitching and All Purpose threads used to recycle denim.

 

Whether you have old jeans around the house, or you’re a thrift store shopper, this casual bag is a great way to showcase the waistbands. And, you can save the rest for other recycling projects. A hint of the stripe lining bands the top and a handy fob keeps your keys within easy reach.

 

All the thread you need for sewing with denim from Coats Dual Duty XP and Plus collections: All Purpose, Jean Topstitching, and Denim threads
All the thread you need for sewing with denim from Coats Dual Duty XP and Plus collections: All Purpose, Jean Topstitching, and Denim threads

 

I enjoyed sharing five ways to recycle denim projects this week with you. I hope you’ll explore your own creativity by adding your own personal touch to the suggested denim projects. These great ideas have all been designed by Coats’ very own Linda Turner Griepentrog.

More creative ideas are waiting for you on the Make It Coats website.

Denim, Jean Topstitching, and All Purpose threads, from the Coats Dual Duty XP and Plus thread collections, are your best companions in reaching your creative goals. Enjoy!

 

This is part 5 of 5 in this series.
Go back to part 4: Denim Bracelet Trio, no one will ever guess!

Carla A. Canonico is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of A Needle Pulling Thread Magazine, QUILTsocial.com, and KNITmuch.com.

8 Comments

  1. Kathy Eyre

    I’ve really enjoyed the “recycle denim” series. Some great ideas to go in my files!

  2. Mary Gardner

    This is such a cute idea. I love this tote!

  3. Deb lebherz

    Love the Denim purse. I enjoy up cycling. Such a cool site.

  4. Diane Beavers

    Now I know what to do with my worn jeans. Thank You so much. The Coats variegated threads blend well or compliment like the gold does. Loved all your denim up cycles! I might first try a pair of slippers from a leg piece. Thank you.

  5. Anna brown

    Love this idea but wow bet it was a strong needle.

  6. Cindy Shelley

    Love this denim upcycle !!!!

  7. Brenda West

    I have been saving jeans for a very long time. Could use a new purse. This looks like something I could even handle. Self teaching. Saved pdf. Thanks.

  8. Linda Webster

    What a great use for old jeans. The bag is adorable!

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