Welcome to the third day of recycling jeans into cool sewing projects! Yesterday, I posted about making a Denim Notebook Cover which showcased the beauty and strength of denim and DENIM threads by Coats.
In this post I’m highlighting an everyday denim bag with fun shirring on the front. The secret? Using heavyweight Jeans thread to make the shirring!
All week we’re working with three threads that make these cool recycling projects fabulous. Coats Dual Duty Plus and Dual Duty XP collections with an emphasis on Denim, Jeans Topstitching, and All Purpose threads.
The Shirr Think Bag was is a brilliant design by Linda Turner Griepentrog, and you can download the free pattern and templates by clicking on the photo.
Shirring is sewing with elastic thread in the bobbin of your sewing machine to create a smocked appearance on your fabric. A trendy synonym for shirring is ruched. To make this bag choose a softer denim from your collection instead of a sturdier option.