Sewing: Making a Tote bag using recycled jeans
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Sewing: Making a Tote bag using recycled jeans

Recycling a pair of jeans into a stylish tote bag
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Created by Ariike Ruban
Last updated 8/2017
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • You will be able to sew a complete tote bag.
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Requirements
  • This course is appropriate for all levels.
  • You should have a sewing machine and should have a basic knowledge of how to use a sewing machine.
Description

In this course you will learn how to turn a used pair of jeans into a stylish tote bag. This is a course about sewing and upcycling, you will use all parts of the jeans.  The used pair of jeans is taken apart and the the tote bag pieces are cut from the legs of the jeans, the bag straps from the side seams or the waistband. You will also learn in additional free tutorials how to customise your bag to your taste. 

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who wants an easy, straight forward sewing course where they can complete effortlessly.
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Curriculum For This Course
11 Lectures
01:33:07
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Getting Started
11 Lectures 01:33:07
Introduction - What you need for this course
03:54

In this Lecture you will learn how to disassemble your used pair of jeans into flat pieces ready for the pattern pieces.

Preparing the Jeans
09:54

You will cut both the inside and outside pockets for your tote bag from the jeans' pocket sections.

Cutting the pockets for your Tote bag
06:56

This video shows you how to make and cut the patterns for the body of the tote bag.

Cutting the body of your Tote bag
06:22

In this section, you will learn how to disassemble a used men's tie and prepare it for use at the top edge of your tote bag in Lecture 10 below.

Preparing the men's tie
13:02

You will learn how to place the pockets on the inside and outside of the tote bag, fix it down with some glue, ready for sewing.

Fixing the pockets
05:18

In this lecture you will learn how to stitch the pockets to the tote bag.

Stitching the pockets to your Tote bag
07:53

You will be stitching the panels of the tote bag together after stitching the pockets down.

Stitching the two panels of your tote bag together
10:28

In the first part of two lectures you will be finishing the top edge of your tote bag.  You can choose to leave it raw, unfinished, or you can fold it down and stitch it.  

Finishing the top edge of your Tote bag
04:24

In this second part, you will be finishing the top edge of your tote bag with the used men's tie you prepared in Lecture 5 above.

Finishing the top edge of your tote bag using the men's tie
14:43

In this lecture you finish your tote bag by adding the straps to it. 

Attaching the straps to your Tote bag
10:13
About the Instructor
Ariike Ruban
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Maker and Sewer

I am a prolific maker and sewer.  I learnt from my mother who was a dressmaker.  I later on went to fashion school and ran my own fashion label for a while before changing course and training as a lawyer.  I practised law for almost 15 years until an unexpected interruption which fortunately led me back to my passion. I make everything from clothes to bags and now I have created a textile toy monkey  ('Tata') which is a registered UK design. I own 2 lables, Tata and Ariike Studio.  You will find me in my studio in South West London and on Sunday mornings at Flat Iron Square market in London selling my creations.