This blog shows my recycled denim creations, along with tutorials for items I have designed myself. I collect old jeans (a strange collection, I know!) and cut them up to make bags, purses, animals and other items of varying sizes and shapes. I then sell these to raise money for weomen and children in the town of Utange, near Mombasa, in Kenya. I help women to set up their own businesses and provide solar lights to enable teachers and pupils to work at home after the sun sets.
I've been remaking some items which had fallen out of stock. These flower bags always go down well. I have had fun playing with different colour variations, both in the flowers and in the strips used for the bags themselves.
As you can see, there has been some "remade fabric" in these. I now collect the "ends" of strips, sew them together to make long strips and join these strips to make new fabric. It's great to play with.