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Saturday, November 11, 2017

Denim Skirt To Yoga Bag - Re-Purposed

I love re-purposing denim.

 And our daughter loves yoga . . .
so making her a bag for her mat
seemed like a great idea for 
her birthday.


It started out as a button down 
the front dress. 



I took one pocket from a skirt . . .
this one is for car keys.

 Then took the zipper from a pair of jeans
and made a smaller zipper pocket
for driver's license and debit card. 


 A round bottom.

A draw string top.



And an adjustable shoulder strap.

 I hope . . .

She . . .

 Likes it.

Happy Birthday Sweetheart!
You are an amazing woman,and we are 
so proud to call you Daughter :)

Keep Smiling!

Your blogging sister,
Connie :)


35 comments:

  1. Like it? She is going to LOVE it!!!! I know she will!!!!
    Happy Birthday to your sweet girl!!!
    Hope you have a great weekend, Connie. xo Diana

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    1. When it arrived our granddaughters saw it first and called me on the phone. I told them to hide it with their gift and give it to her on her birthday. She called last night after the girls were in bed and we had a long sweet visit on the phone . . . oh, and she love it :)

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  2. Oh my gosh that is so nice! I wish we lived closer so I could get sewing tips from you too. I'll have to absorb what I can through your blog. What a great birthday present that is.

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    1. Thank you . . . I would love having a friend to sew with. We could learn from each other :)

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  3. Happy Birthday to your daughter!
    How could she not love that bag? It's so cute ( and practical).

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    1. Thank you:) I was afraid that with a holiday and no mail for a day, that she might not get it in time for her birthday, but she did and she loved it :)

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  4. Hi Connie :) That is so smart! And it looks really neat, very "bohemian"! :) I kept thinking as I read "Well, I hope she doesn't read your blog!!" but I guess that's how you planned it, very cute post! :)

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    1. You know, she doesn't have the internet in her home, because she has two young daughters and prefers for them to read or be outside getting fresh air and exercise. They go together to the library when they need to use a computer. So, sometimes she sees my blog, but mostly not. I still never put a gift on line until after they have opened it. Oh, and she really likes it, a lot :)

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  5. What an amazing bag. I bet your daughter is going to love it

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    1. Thank you Ann . . . she called me after opening it and she did :)

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  6. That is so neat! Your sew beautifully. Hope you're having a good weekend. It's cold here tonight!

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    1. It's cold here too and wet, but the snow of last week is gone. Thank you for your sweet words of encouragement. One of my most favorite things to do is take old denim jeans or dresses and turn them into something new:) It's a bit of a challenge and an adventure at the same time :)

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  7. What a great idea! I love how you recycled the material into something useful.

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    1. Using old jeans and denim of any kind is just fun . . . there is a challenge to see how it will all come together. Projects like this one just make me happy . . . oh, and she did love it, too :)

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  8. Hi Connie, That is a great Yoga bag. I am thinking it would work for gym time at the YMCA too. I have been collecting "jean ideas" off Pinterest and my daughter just gave me some old jeans so I am hoping after Christmas I might tackle some simple projects! Am working on crocheted fold over potholders right now for gifts. I like the idea too that your daughter does not have internet in the house but encourages the children to read and get out in the outdoors! Looks like you have taught her well! Have a great week and stay warm creating! Nancy

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    1. It is amazing how many hours we spend in front of the TV or the computer . . . I am as guilty as everyone else. When she was young we choose to not have a TV and of course computers were only large machines owned by companies back then, LOL. She says that those were her happiest days, because we played games and got outside more, so that's what she wants for her girls. Her girls love to read and their vocabulary blows me away. We are truly proud of them all :)

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  9. What a great idea! I bet she LOVED it! You are so good at crafting, and have the best ideas.

    Cindy

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    1. Yes, she did! Cindy, you are just so sweet with your comments, thank you :)

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  10. What a great idea Connie! It's darling and sure your daughter will love it. Gotta love those denim skirts!

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    1. Re-purposing denim is one of my favorite things to do :)

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  11. What a delightful gift for your daughter. And a wonderful repurpose of that denim. Super sweet.

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    1. Thank you, that means a lot coming from someone as talented at stitching as you are :)

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  12. Connie, this is amazing! I take yoga classes and don't have a bag for my mat, so I know how much a yogi would truly appreciate this beautiful gift! Your daughter will absolutely love it. You should open an etsy shop with all your creative handiwork. :-)

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    1. I'm so delighted that you like it. She liked it, too :) It's fun taking old clothes and turning them into something unique and useful.

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  13. WoW!!! what an awesome idea and it came out beautifully!! i really like the fabrics you added!!!

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    1. Thank you! It's wonderful when you make something and people like it . . . Our daughter loved it, so it turned out to be a great gift for her :)

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  14. HI Connie, this yoga bag is a FABULOUS SUCCESS,and what a useful, handy gift ! You are so talented at bringing these very inventive ideas to life! What a great way to re-purposed denim. We think the pocket makes it extra cute! Thanks so much for this wonderful write-up and the great photos ! Blessings always, from Marina and Daryl Lynn

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    1. I am delighted that you like this bag, she liked it, too :) I love how people re-purpose old clothes and especially sweaters, I've been looking at some amazing re-dos on Pinterest :)

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  15. Fantastic job of repurposing, I bet she just loved it, so love the patchwork look to it!!

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    1. Hi Connie, and thank you! It was fun figuring out how I was going to put this altogether . . . re-purposing old clothes into new items is a bit of a puzzle and a challenge . . . that's one of the things that makes it so much fun :)

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  16. This is amazing!! Such a creative and cool idea - I bet she loves it to bits! She'll be smiling every time she goes to yoga!

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    1. Wow, you have made my day . . . you are such an amazing stitcher that this compliment coming from you just thrills me . . . thank you so much.

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  17. Happy Birthday to your daughter!
    She is going to love that bag!

    All the best Jan

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