Old Jean Lunch Pale

So remember last week when I said I was purging? Well that may have resorted in a few more projects! ha! What can I say I hate to waste perfectly good materials- especially when you have a great idea. Since going to Cal Poly and being enrolled in many sustainable classes that stressed being eco friendly, thinking innovatively and recyingly- it kinda has snuck it’s way into my life here and there. No I don’t have a compost pile (although I would like one soon!), no I don’t re-use my shower water to water the plants (sorry!), buttttttt today I will save some paper/plastic bags! And hey that’s a step in the right direction. Plus I will do it oh so stylishly….

Supplies:

Old Jeans

Belt

Needle/thread

Scissors

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I started by cutting my jeans at the knee…

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Next I turned the jeans inside out….

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To create my “bag” I needed to stitch up the bottom hole…

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Once I had it all stitched up I turned the bag back inside out to have normal seems…

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Next I measured my belt so that I had about a six inch long strip…snip!

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And lastly I snipped the connecting side…

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Now it’s time to connect the belt to the jeans, this part was a little trickier for me since I had to do it all right side out plus make sure it was straight. You will want to leave about a hand’s width flap to create the section where you will “roll” up your lunch pale.

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And then attach your smaller side of the belt to the bottom of the jeans…

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Here is the completed top!

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Stuff your baggie, roll up the top and it’s ready to be fastened!

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Saving bags couldn’t be much more stylish?

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Happy Friday Zesties!

xo

Sam

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