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?