Upcycled Denim Tote Bag Tutorial

Episode 2 of the Crafty Gemini Show is up!

In this episode I show you how to upcycle an old pair of jeans by turning them into an environmentally friendly tote bag. I embellished the bag with a little cute cupcake applique made of felt and fleece and will be giving it away! That’s right! One of you lucky people will win it!

One super simple way to enter the giveaway, simply answer this question by leaving a comment below.

What one environmentally friendly deed have you done lately?

Deadline to enter is: March 31, 2010.
One winning comment will be randomly generated and announced on April 1, 2010.

10 Responses to Upcycled Denim Tote Bag Tutorial

  1. The Slinderella March 10, 2010 at 11:12 pm #

    My hubby has a habit of leaving the water on when he brushes his teeth in the morning…I wake up and turn it off not only does it save 3 minutes of running water, it helps me get my day rolling since he gets up an hour earlier than I do. I’ve also been taking my reusable bags to the grocery store when I go shopping instead of forgetting them in the laundry room! I love your webisodes:)

  2. Mistys Blog March 12, 2010 at 2:58 pm #

    Just today I went grocery shopping and brought my canvas shopping bags and put them to use. I cloth diaper my son (at night only) and am currently building my cloth diaper stash for my little princess coming on April 12th. We recycle everything we can and are down to 1 bag of garbage a week. (It would be more but we can’t compost in our apartment.) I also make my own carpet freshener by adding fragrance oil to baking soda and sprinkling it on the carpet before I vacuum. We open the blinds and windows to cut back on lighting and heating costs. I am currently working on an indoor recycling center to hang on the wall made out of recycled blue jeans.

  3. sewingnut March 17, 2010 at 5:20 pm #

    I just took down an old shower curtain and put up a new one. So,I cut the top part off of the old one, where the holes were. I washed it in with a load of towels and hung it out on my porch swing to dry. I now have a perfect tablecloth for outdoor picnics or a drop cloth to use for my granddaughter’s painting projects.

  4. Iliann April 20, 2010 at 4:38 am #

    Oh, this is great 🙂 I’ve pair of old jeans and havent idea what can i do do with them. And now i know what. Thank You 🙂
    sorry 4 my english

  5. Anonymous August 12, 2010 at 10:53 am #

    Thanks especially for showing how to make a flat bottom. Your tutorial has good pacing, and the segues are very nice, too. Good luck to you and your husband with this endeavor.

  6. Crafty Gemini August 12, 2010 at 10:58 am #

    Thank you!

  7. ksolo59 September 12, 2010 at 11:01 am #

    saw this site thanks to Craft Gossip newsletter – where I 1st found your awesome site, anyway you have to enter this contest!!! http://themodernquiltguild.com – when you win the machine though you’ll have to share it with me – lol!!!

  8. Super Mommy November 4, 2010 at 3:07 pm #

    That’s a nifty little iron you have there! Who makes it?

  9. Crafty Gemini November 4, 2010 at 3:13 pm #

    Super Mommy: I love my mini iron so much I have two! They are great to take to classes. All the info on it is in this post: http://craftygemini.blogspot.com/2010/03/little-iron-that-could.html

  10. Anonymous April 23, 2013 at 1:52 pm #

    I wanted to make my own bag and this video is great. Really clear. Made me want to sew more and i can’t wait to make my bag 🙂

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