I have wanted to make a denim bag for a while now, but in my own design. I actually LOVE handbags and am pretty picky when I go shopping for one in a store. I usually buy ones that are not faddish or will go out of style with the times. And I usually buy autumn-colored bags--rich or burnt sienna browns, dark green. I think I own only 1 black bag. I'm not a huge black/white/gray fan.
I am pretty excited now about the idea of re-purposing clothes into bags. Getting the idea from various sources, most notably from my sewing instructor who taught me how to sew and most recently from Christopher Nejman who is a sewing guru of making celebrity-type quality bags from your home sewing machine.
And so, yesterday, I took a trip to my local Goodwill store to see what could find to use for future bag ideas. I was excited to find a long brown suede coat for only $10. That alone could make about 4 bags easily. And I found 1 fabric show curtain and a table cloth (see below) to use for linings of bags. And of course I had to buy some jeans to stock up on cool pockets and worn denim since I used up all my daughter's jeans.
Oh, and take a look at this---a vinyl textured brown jacket I have already started de-constructing for more bag usage:
So, of course, now I'm going to tell you or advise you to seek your local Salvation Army or Goodwill stores and see if you can find some awesome sew-inspiring stuff!