Kurume kasuri goku masu

Bought Susan Briscoes book Japanese quilt blocks to mix & match from a craft fair in Finland few years ago and the amount of inspiration it`s given me! This denim bag started from the idea to have just one big  quilt block instead of several small ones and the pattern is called Kurume kasuri goku masu- five squares.

 

Struggled a bit with the scale but finally got it right!

Super happy with the end result! All denim used are from old jeans, shoulder strap is old leather belt and the lining is made out of old skirt. So again 100% recycled!

"Kurume kasuri goku masu- five squares" patterned denim quilt bag with second hand belt

"Kurume kasuri goku masu- five squares" denim quilt bag on the fitting torso

striped clutch

diy striped leather and suede clutch made out of old trousers

diy striped leather and suede clutch made out of old trousers

Zero waste clutch bag; made out of old suede trousers and a white leather vest into my all time favourite clean and graphic pattern stripes. Pattern that looks good with almost any outfit you choose. Triangle decorations on the sides add interest and more body to the clutch. By adding the option that I can wear this bag also on my shoulder makes it more versatile, although the solid purpose is clutch in which only the necessary items fits in, such as lipstick, keys and my phone.

Tämä laukku sai alkunsa inventoidessani nahkavarastojani. Löysin palan hiekanväristä nahkaa ja mustaa mokkaa joista leikkasin samanlevyisiä, suorakaiteen muotoisia paloja. Ompelin palat yhteen värejä vuorotellen ja aikani valmista nahkapintaa katsellessani päätin tehdä siitä kädessä kannettavan laukun, clutchin. Laukun sivuihin ompelin tehokeinoksi “kolmio”nahkasomisteen, näin laukku sai myös yksilöllisen ilmeen. Lisäsin laukkuun olkahihnan joka näin muuntaa kädessä kannettavan myös olalla pidettäväksi. Olkahihnaa vaihtamalla laukun saa myös nopeasti päivitettyä asukokonaisuuteen sopivaksi. Irrotettava metallinen olkahihna löytyi kirpparilta mutta hihnaksi käy myös vaikka ohut vyö. Clutch ei ole tilaihme mutta mukaan mahtuu kätevästi kuitenkin kaikki tarpeellinen.

 

a pair of purses

 

Levi’s, the blue jeans. When I am figuring out how to reuse old jeans I often turn them inside out. When jeans are crafted with finess also from the inside it is a pitty not to show it. Levi’s jeans pockets are one good example of “art” inside the garment. How clever to print the info about the jeans in a pocket! Nowadays it is more and more often for example that the washing instructions are printed on the garment instead of sewing an extra, itchy label.

The pockets I carefully unpicked and then sewed together with a same size denim and installed a zipper. Lining inside the purse makes it easy to use and hides the uneven seam allowances.

Purse with the denim handle; the black triangle edges is handpainted. I gave my friend one of these and she is using it as an mobile pouch. Old Levi’s jeans pocket now travelling around the world as pouch- filled with facebook, twitter, apps and more…what a nice thought!

That’s one of the best parts about reusing or recycling old denim jeans, the fun ways you can use the pockets, lables, belt loops, etc… in your denim projects. – See more at: http://www.denimdoover.com/2014/02/denim-storage-case-for-a-phone-or-electronic-gadget/#sthash.LCCJ5Bqg.dpuf
That’s one of the best parts about reusing or recycling old denim jeans, the fun ways you can use the pockets, lables, belt loops, etc… in your denim projects. – See more at: http://www.denimdoover.com/2014/02/denim-storage-case-for-a-phone-or-electronic-gadget/#sthash.LCCJ5Bqg.dpuf
That’s one of the best parts about reusing or recycling old denim jeans, the fun ways you can use the pockets, lables, belt loops, etc… in your denim projects. – See more at: http://www.denimdoover.com/2014/02/denim-storage-case-for-a-phone-or-electronic-gadget/#sthash.LCCJ5Bqg.dpuf
That’s one of the best parts about reusing or recycling old denim jeans, the fun ways you can use the pockets, lables, belt loops, etc… in your denim projects. – See more at: http://www.denimdoover.com/2014/02/denim-storage-case-for-a-phone-or-electronic-gadget/#sthash.LCCJ5Bqg.dpuf
That’s one of the best parts about reusing or recycling old denim jeans, the fun ways you can use the pockets, lables, belt loops, etc… in your denim projects. – See more at: http://www.denimdoover.com/2014/02/denim-storage-case-for-a-phone-or-electronic-gadget/#sthash.LCCJ5Bqg.dpuf