Last Wednesday i worked on upcycling some unwanted clothes, and i ended up making 2 jeans pouches and one heart shaped jeans bookmark.
To make the jeans pouches i used my brother’s old jeans and two of my own blouses as the interface and lining layers, but for the bookmark i used the left overs of the jeans.
The bottom one was the most tiring one, because the outer layer of the jeans was already sewed and it was difficult to work on a sewed layer, but the upper one i unpicked it and sewed it again with the rest of the layers, so it was easier and in my openion with better finish. So i suggest to unpick first then sew the way you want.
I already had an idea how to work on it but thought to make it the professional way so i found a link online that teaches step by step how to make it. So the first one was done according to what i read on the sewing blog and the second one (the bottom one) i did it my way. I made one pencilcase 8 years back when i was in school, unfortunately at that time i did not take a picture of it, it was really beautiful and quality work, but i lost it forever when i gave it to my teacher to display it at the recyled items exhibition at our school. 🙂 For that i took a ready made jeans pencilcase and covered it with my bell bottom jeans using a glue gun only (NO SEWING)
Here’s the link: Sew Pretty: How to Sew a Makeup Bag
Now for the bookmar, i took an idea from this website: Old Denim Corner Heart Bookmark
and did it my way, I cut it into a heart chape, sewed it from the backside and applied multi purpose white glue until it dried, then i flipped it over and hemmed the borders.
Then wrote my nickname with the white glue in the center of the heart, sprinkled some glitter over, when it all got dried removed the access glitter and applied another layer of white glue on top of the glitter to protect it.