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Thread: From Old Jeans to a shopping bag!

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    From Old Jeans to a shopping bag!

    I was messing around and came up with this from old jeans using binding for the finish on the top and some fabric for some piping.. Now I have lots of shopping bags.. and they wash up...
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    Awesome! What a great idea. With three kids, I have an endless supply of jeans.

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    Clever, wish i wouldn't have donated all the outgrown jeans to goodwill........love your bags
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    Excellent! And besides being able to wash them, think how long they will last!!

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    Those are wonderful. You should do a tute. I would love to make some.

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    What a great idea...and they will be strong too

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    What a nice idea for "Going to Grandma's and Grandpapa's House" bags...

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    Your bags are really cute. should do something with the hamper full of jeans, but can't rush into anything. lol

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    What a great idea. We all seem to have old jeans and what a perfect way to use them.

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    Super idea! I say you can never have too many of those! I love that you made them out of blue jeans.
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    Those are awesome. Love the jean bags.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PokerDiva View Post
    Those are wonderful. You should do a tute. I would love to make some.
    I second that suggestion would be great gifts, but 1st one will be mine since I have to practice.
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    Great way to repurpose sturdy fabric! Thanks for sharing.
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    Great idea!

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    A shopper with style! Nice bags and love the contrasting trims in reds and blues.
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    Great idea! Can't beat jeans, for strength!

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    love them!!
    Happy quilting!

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    Such a great idea!!!!

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    Positioning a pocket near the top of the bag is doubly useful. Nice work. REcycling rocks.

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    Wonderful idea and you did a fantastic job making them.

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    Terrific idea for bags! Love the jeans~~
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    Great idea! I'll bet they're sturdy too.

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    cute Janell... I'm inspired to make some of these.
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    Great idea! Great looking bags that will last and last!
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    What a wonderful idea. I have some jeans I'll never get back into and some that my daughter has worn but cannot be handed down as they are too faded or torn. I may just have to cut them up!

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