Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Old Jeans to Beach Bag Refashion

In a month, we'll be heading on vacation so I started making things we'll need. If you remember I made this bag 2 years ago and it turned out be irreplaceable. Both Eva and I wear it and we can't imagine going to the beach without it. 

So, having another old pair of jeans I knew I had to make another one, and this bag is absolutely.gorgeous. 

I.Love.It.       I love it! 

I had imagined it in happy colors with a touch of boho, so I used the fabric I bought when we were in Tunisia (you may recognize it from my Kawaii scarf). 

While the ideas were still cooking, the minute I made my gerberas I knew I would use them to embellish the bag.

I added two different gerberas and some sequins. At first I thought of adding some more sequins at the belt but it looked like too much, so instead I added a green silk ribbon. It turned out to be the real thing as a divider of the flowers and the fabric behind it.  

For closure I thought of adding a narrow piece of the fabric or a ribbon with a made buttonhole that will use the existing button to close the bag, but I like how lovely the bag looks with the peeking fabric, so I decided to leave it as is. 

Now, the question remains, who is going to win wearing it?
You should have seen Eva's mouth gapped and wide-eyed expression when she saw it :)
It was the one and only true reward for my work.


Ana Love Craft said...

Wow!I looove your bag!I love jeans projects and what you done is really gorgeous!Amazing details too! The gerberas are so beautiful! Thanks for sharing!
Hope you have a wonderful week!
Hugs from Portugal,
Ana Love Craft

Divya N said...

it looks so summery and beachy - love it

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

A jaw dropping why mumma sews moment! It turned out perfect, you did such an awesome job on the lining, it looks perfect. Looking forward to hearing about your holiday adventures.

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hi Maya, your jeans beach bag is just beautiful! You did a great job. It will be perfect for the beach.

homemade@myplace said...

Brilliant !!!!!! It's a very happy bag and so useful!!!!
xxxxxx Ale

Unknown said...

Fabulous bag Maya! Brings back such happy memories when I used to cut up old jeans and turn them into a bag (not as lovely as yours, mind you! LOL!) Love the additional embellishments and pretty fabric, too.
Ira’s Crea Corner

Nana said...

very beautifull bag! inspiring.. :D

airali said...

Great idea! I love also the lining :)

Sheltie Times said...

I like seeing the results of repurposed blue jean projects.

Zana said...

Awesome bag those gerberas are wonderful!

vikawish said...

Очень красиво получилось! Спасибо за участие в проекте Рукодельное кафе!

Unknown said...

I have an old pair of jeans and I didn't know what to do with it, but reading your blog about your beach bag gave me a wonderful idea. Thank you. Your beach bag came out so beautiful I love it.