I dug out this bag from my daughter’s room. It’s the last great thing I made befor my Kenmore sewing machine passed away. After not looking at it for so long, I almost fell in love with it again. I made if for myself, but for some weird reason, I have trouble wearing something I made. If I had bought this, I would probably still be carrying it. Go figure. I ended up offering it to Sarah.
It is “repurposed” (love that word) from an old pair of my jeans. If you grew up in the 70s, it’s your innate nature to make things with your jeans, you just don’t fight it. It’s the one time having a large rear-end paid off, plenty of fabric to work with! I used the back pockets inside and out and found some fantastic upholstery/decorator fabric at JoAnn Fabrics during their 40% off sale. I accented the bag with a great bohemian looking brocade ribbon. The brass rings are from an old cheap purse I found in my purse pile. This was a make-it-as-you-go-no-pattern project. It took a whole day to make. I love the way messenger bags hang flat over your hip, and I like having lots of pockets to separate cell phone from lip gloss from billfold.