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Upcycled Embellished Denim Purse

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Sewing
Type Accessory
Sizing Women
Style Eco-Friendly, Hipster, Whimsical, Casual, Retro / Vintage, Funky
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What materials did you use? Old jeans, old khaki pants for lining, Guterman thread, old salvaged fringe, salvaged wood beads from broken vintage jewelry, irregular glass beads, upholstery thread, old men's belt

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What are you most proud of? I love the Boho hippie feel to this bag.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Be warned that you have to have a machine capable of sewing through a lot of tough layers! At one point I had my poor little Pfaff seaming two layers of denim plus two layers of poly cotton twill plus two layers of fringe. It's a project best suited to an industrial machine or an old, all metal gears machine. If you have a newer machine you will have to exercise very careful judgment in how to baby your machine through the toughest steps.

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