The sides of the bag are only supported by needle punch - maybe a double layer or a heavy Vilene should have been added to prevent them from collapsing a little.
The strap is made from jean legs. I avoided using the knees as this part of the fabric was stretched.
It was meant to be a fun project but without a pattern I did a LOT of unpicking. My Janome Horizon 7700 managed to sew through the thick layers but in some areas my stitching is a little rough - had trouble manipulating all the layers particularly where I had placed trimex.
|Rose jean buttons - found these at the Sewing Depot (Petone NZ)|
4 Standard jean buttons have been placed at the bottom of the bag help protect the fabric from soiling when placed down on the floor etc. I thought this was clever however this hasn't quite worked with this bag as I hadn't made a rectangle base so doesn't quite sit flat.
Still - I'm really happy with it and have learnt a lot making this satchel. I won't be making a skirt using this technique out of denim as it will be to heavy. My next plan is to try linen.
Happy sewing friends.