I have stated before but my mother is a very talented seamstress. And for the last 5-6 years she has been collecting jeans to make scrap projects and bags. For Easter she handmade two bucket style bags for PB and Jellybean. The exteriors are jean leftovers and the inside is quilting cotton. Jellybean got superhero fabric and PB got some really cool pink and grey circles. And of course Grandma filled the buckets with treats.
Unfolded they really turned out pretty tall! And the pocket on the outside is completely function-able. The jean makes a nice bag that stands up on its own. But my heart was really taken by the cute pop of contrast the quilting cotton provides.
Being as that PB is 11 months and pretty much has no use for bags…I kind of appropriated her bucket. My Westport Blanket really needed a project bag. And this size is perfect for the six skeins of yarn this blanket is going to use! It stands up nicely on its own and is great to knit from.
Now I just need to find time and energy to keep this blanket chugging along! Spring has finally sprung here in Kansas and everyone is begging to be outside in this house. We need to enjoy the nice weather before the bugs and heat set in!
I love that bucket bag! Will your lovely and talented mom share her knowledge so we can make one (or more) from our ever expanding jeans sources?
My mother doesn’t internet very well aside from Facebook and email so I don’t anticipate any tutorials any time soon, lol
Cute bags! I love a great upcycling project.
Those are awesome!!
That is a great bag – your Mom really is a great seamstress! And it really does work perfectly for your knitting bag for this project 🙂
What a cute idea!