Everyone knows them, everyone has them at home: old jeans that are no longer worn, but are too good to throw away. The solution: from old to new. And what better to sew from a sturdy, thick denim fabric than a practical bag to store our "daily essentials"? From tools to sewing accessories to cooking and painting utensils – there are many possible applications.
Place the cut trouser legs on top of each other, unfolded. The lower part of the pants is slightly narrower than the upper part. Therefore, adjust the wider side to the narrow side, creating a rectangle.
Measure about 20 cm along the long side of the newly created rectangles and cut them off along the short side.
Fold and hem 1 cm of one long and one short side of one of the two small rectangles.
Place this small rectangle on one of the large rectangles (wrong side on right side) so that the long open edges and the short open edges lie on top of each other.
Fix the open edges with pins and seam them together.
Take the two strips that were folded and hemmed only on one long side, place them in the corners of the free side of the large rectangle and sew open edge to open edge. Then sew each of the two hemmed short sides onto the large rectangle.
Place the third strip that was hemmed on both long sides centered between the other two strips (about level with the original side seam of the jeans). Sew the two short sides onto the large rectangle.
Place the two large rectangles on top of one another (right side on right side) and fix them with pins. Sew the pinned rectangles together on the outer edges, leaving a gap of about 5 - 10 cm open.
Slightly trim the corners before you turn the bag inside out through the gap that was left open. Tip: Use not too sharp scissors to reach into the bag at the gap and push the corners out. Fold the edges of the gap inward and sew it up.