What I made from a denim romper


I had this pretty horrible denim romper in my stash.


I needed a medium sized bag to use as a ‘poolside tote’ for my upcoming vacation.

So I sketched a basic boat shape on brown paper and cut it down the center. Each leg gave me two pieces.

I cut a 4 inch wide strip just above the waist to use for the gusset.

I cut around the two pockets and sewed then together. I added a strip of velcro to keep my wallet’s center pocket closed and denim cord to attach the wallet to the bag(I’m dorky that way).

I used another pair of cotton twill shorts(lightweight) for the lining.

At this point I was out of denim and needed a strap so I cut up a denim skirt.

The two rings in the strap were also salvaged from yard sale shorts.

The bag closes with a magnetic snap.

I had to replace a sewing needle during this project so that, the cost of velcro, cost of the clearanced magnetic snap and yard sale clothes made this bag cost $.78 .

Good deal. What do you think?





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