Rucksack made out of denim shorts

Love making bags out of old materials. Bought this pair of denim shorts for 1 euro. Took a little while working out what I was going to do because I did not have a pattern, but did figure it out, very pleased with the result.

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Water Bottle Carrier

Since retiring I have been doing a lot of walking, and because it is very warm here , I always have to carry water. Mostly I carry the bottle of water in my rucksack, but only if I am doing other shopping, so decided I needed a way to attach the bottle to my bum bag or a belt.

This is what I came up with, very easy, 2 pieces of elastic, one longer piece of strap or belt material. Took about 15 minutes to put together and think it will work a treat.

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Crazy Patchwork Cushion covers

Yesterday I made these cushion covers. You can use any small pieces of leftover fabric, I used the original backs because they had a zip. First of all I separated the front from the back, then I laid out all the cut out fabric pinned it in place, then zig zagged it, re joined back and front and there you have it a new cushion cover.

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Make-over – knitted jacket

Like a lot of people I suspect, I have a lot of clothes that I keep because I once liked them or they are too good to throw out. Well I decided that I was going to re-vamp my wardrobe, changing the clothes I liked to something that I would wear now. I started with this knitted cardigan I bought in Ireland in Next about 12 years ago.

I never really liked the hood, so I cut that down to a collar, changed the buttons, and added a flap to the pockets now I have a new look that I will wear.

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Handmade Tunic / Top

A few months ago a friend of mine gave me some material, I kept looking at it wondering what I could make, I do not have any patterns, I left them all in Uk, so thought I would look at what clothes I have and like to wear, and make a pattern out of them.
This is what I came up with a top I bought which cost 30 euros, I really love the fit, I made a paper pattern and here are the results.

The pink one is the original.