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Raggedy Rachel

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Denim Bag with Patchwork Design Made from Recycled Blue Jeans

This new bag was made from a pair of girls jeans. Great bag for a young girl to use to carry her books or lunch

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Green Bay Packer & Chicago Bear Denim Tote Bags Made from Recycled Blue Jeans

In honor of the Bear Packer game on Monday evening. Go Packers!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Gold Bling featured on Recycled Denim Blue Jeans Purses

Two cross body bags made from recycled denim blue jeans are featured here. The gold bling added make them extra fun!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Green Bay Packer Patchwork Denim Tote Bag made from Recycled Blue Jeans

This is for all the Green Bay Packer fans. With football season in full swing, here is a sturdy tote bag for the fall season. Sewn with 6" squares of recycled denim from blue jeans with the added Packer fabric square.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Denim Tote Bag/Book Bag Made From Recycled Blue Jeans

I love this tote bag made with roses trailing down either side. It is approximately 14 by 16 inches and the straps were made from the legs of the jeans. Great bag for toting books, craft supplies, etc.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Denim Purse From a Recycled Blue Jean Skirt with Camouflage Pockets

This is the back view of tote bag created from a denim skirt. The camouflage pockets give it a unique look.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Patterned Denim Tote Bag Made from Recycled Blue Jeans

I took an unusual pair of jeans and made then into a tote bag. White crowns, hearts and stars appear stamped on the denim. Approximately 14 by 16 inches and the straps are approximately 28 inches in length.

Recycled Denim Jeans Make a Cute Cross Body Bag for a Girl

This is a girl's cross body bag made from a pair of recycled denim jeans. Flowers add a nice touch to the pockets.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Reupholstered Chair Using Recycled Denim Blue Jeans

These are some before and after pictures of a wicker rocker I recovered with denim from jeans and a jacket. The applique came from a jacket and the rest of the denim is from jeans. It was not hard to do using the old fabric as a pattern for the new covering. The only expense I had was the spray paint for doing the wicker part of the chair and the tacks to secure the covering.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Paint Splattered Denim Bag Made from Recycled Blue Jeans

A cute bag made from a paint splattered pair of denim jeans. The jeans were made that way before the bag was created from them.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Little Girl's Denim Apron Made from Reycled Blue Jeans

A new little girl's apron made from the leg of one pair of blue jeans. The flower that is appliqued is from another pair of jeans as is the butterfly pocket.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Small Denim Bags Made from Recycled Blue Jeans

These two bags are made from the legs of a pair of embellished denim jeans. Just hemmed the bottom and finished off the top part and added a strap. Cute for fall!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Milwaukee Brewer Denim Tote Bag Made from Recycled Blue Jeans

Since I am a Brewer fan and the Brewers have had a rough season, I made this bag to show them a little love. It is made with 6 inch squares and the Milwaukee emblem is from a t shirt that I backed with iron on interfacing. The seams are made outward and there are 1/4 inch cuts along the seam line. Once the bag is washed you get the ragged effect.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Denim Tote Bag from Recycled Blue Jeans

A new tote bag made from a neat pair of jeans.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Denim Purses for Little Girls Made from Upcycled or Recycled Blue Jeans

These two little bags were made from the legs of a pair of girls jeans. Cute for a preschooler to carry some of her little treasures!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Recycled Denim Jean and Vintage Doilies Bags or Purses

These small bags were made with reycled denim jeans and appliqued with vintage doilies. Perfect for summer!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Recycled Denim Jean Cross Body Bag

This is a small bag about 9 inches square with an outer flap accented by a denim rose. There are extra pockets inside to hold items as well. The strap is about 46 inches in length. Perfect for summer!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

DIY Recycled Denim Jean White Sox Patchwork Tote Bag

This week is for the Chicago White Sox fans. This bag is made the same as the one I had last week for the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs started playing better after I posted their bag. See if it helps the Sox!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Chicago Cubs Denim Patchwork Tote Bag Made From Recycled Blue Jeans

With baseball season in full swing, this tote bag made from recycled denim jeans and a t shirt will come in handy. The t shirt emblem was backed with iron on interfacing before being sewn with a denim square in the patchwork design. The 1/2 inch seams face outward and are clipped every 1/4 to give the seam the ragged effect when washed. You can use any emblem of your favorite team in the center square. The bag is approximately 15 inches square and the straps are about 29 inches each in length

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

DIY Recycled Denim Jean Tote Bag

This tote bag made from a recycled pair of denim jeans features a unique silver design on the front. It makes for an unusual and attractive bag to be used as a purse, market bag or book bag. The straps are approximately 28 inches in length.

Monday, April 29, 2013

DIY Recycled Denim Jean Apron with Southwestern Design

This is another new apron with a southwestern applique and unique pockets. The apron is made from the side of a pair of denim jeans. The applique and pockets are from other pairs of jeans.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

DIY Recycled Denim Children's Apron in time for summer

This Children's Apron is made from the side leg of a pair of jeans. The ties are made from the remaining leg of the jean. I used the embellishment from a denim jumper and attached it to the front of the apron. I sewed around 3/8 inch from the edges and cut in 1/4 inch depth and 1/4 inch apart to made the raggedy appearance.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Recycled Denim Children's aprons

These children's aprons are all made from recycled denim jeans. Getting ready for Relay for Life - any purchase of an apron for $12 goes to Relay fof Life.

Monday, April 1, 2013

DIY Recycled Denim Children's Apron

Children's apron made from black denim jeans with added colored blocks and pocket

Thursday, March 28, 2013

DIY Dollar Store Notebooks covered with denim

This is a simple project to do. Just get a spiral notebook from the Dollar Store and lay it open on a piece of denim from blue jeans. Allow a 1 inch around the open notebook. Cut two pieces that would be the length of the notebook and half the width of the covers. You can add a reycled embellishment from another pair of jeans for the front of the notebook. Sew around the edges 1/2 inch from the edge attaching the two separate pieces that will be on the inside of the cover. Cut in 1/4 inch gashes around the edges about 1/4 inch apart and then wash in the washing machine to creat the raggedy effect. Makes a great gift to use as a journal or a small notebook to carry in your purse.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

New apron from recycled denim jeans

New apron made from a pair of recycled denim jeans. The flowers are from a denim jumper

Thursday, March 7, 2013

DIY Recycled Denim Blue Jean Easter Bags

Here is a pair of denim jean bags made to welcome spring! They would also make cute Easter bags. Cut out from the legs of jeans, these bags were hemmed on the top and sewn shut on the bottom. A handle was attached. Perfect for this time of year.

Monday, March 4, 2013

DIY Recycled Denim Jean Trivet or Hot Pad

This is an easy project that uses the inseams of denim jeans. Just cut the inseams close to the stitching. Use a think craft glue like Aleene's tacky glue and put a thick layer of glue on the inside of the inseam. Make a tight spiral as you continue to wind the inseam around the circle. As you add another inseam, just make sure to add extra glue to the ends and continue winding until you have the desired width. Let the trivet dry thoroughly on waxed paper. Enjoy using this fun creation or give as a gift.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

DIY Recycled Denim Jean Tote Bag Embellished with Roses

With March around the corner, I am ready to think spring. This bag, made from a recycled pair of denim jeans, features pink ribbon roses which brings to mind flowers and warmer weather. The jeans made a roomy tote bag and the straps came from the legs of the jeans.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Recycled Denim and T Shirt Patchwork Tote Bag

With Baseball season around the corner, I made these bags from recycled denim jeans and t shirts. To use the t shirt fabric square I ironed on interfacing and then put a denim square underneath it before sewing it to the other patches. This is a great way to recycle t shirts and have a unique tote bag to support your favorite team.

Monday, February 11, 2013

DIY Aprons Made from Recycled Denim Jeans

Two new aprons made from recycled denim jeans.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

More DIY Denim Covered Spiral Notebooks

Having fun creating more denim covered spiral notebooks. Fun and easy to do.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

DIY Recycled Denim and and T Shirt Apron

This apron uses a recycled t shirt as well as recycled denim jeans. Perfect for barbecuing this summer!

Monday, February 4, 2013

DIY Recycled Denim Notebook Cover

This is a simple project to do. Just get a spiral notebook and lay it open on a piece of denim from blue jeans. Allow a 1 inch around the open notebook. Cut two pieces that would be the length of the notebook and half the width of the covers. You can add a reycled embellishment from another pair of jeans for the front of the notebook. Sew around the edges 1/2 inch from the edge attaching the two separate pieces that will be on the inside of the cover. Cut in 1/4 inch gashes around the edges about 1/4 inch apart and then wash in the washing machine to creat the raggedy effect. Makes a great gift to use as a journal or a small notebook to carry in your purse.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Having fun making children's aprons

Monday, January 14, 2013

Experimenting with making aprons. Used another apron for a pattern. Added the embellishment and pocket.