I just love recycyling denim and this pair of jeans is special. They came from my cousin who just loved them till they got holes, you know, that kind of pair!
When she passed them over to be recycled I knew I needed to find something to make out of them that she could use everyday. Inspiration came from her in the shape of a recycled denim ipad case. It wa a complicated one and wouldn't have shown of f the lovely embroidery on these so I went for a simple sleeve cover.
I tried sliding the ipad inside the leg aad it fitted so I simply cut the leg off. You might want to lay the ipad on top as well to check where any embriodery would fit. I turned the leg inside out and sewed staight across the cut edge to make a square bag.
I decided to use some fleece (to pad, I had no wadding) and a cotton lining and simply cut the same size as the jeans leg and then sewed round two edges to make a square bag. They all fitted inside the jean bag and I carefully folded the fleece and lining over the edge of the jeans and pinned round. For the toggle loop I used a piece of a seam. This is hard to sew through so I often cut them off but do keep them as they are so useful. I pinned these in place to sew at the same time as fixing the bags together with two rows of stiching near the edge of the ling.
I looked for a button but the toggle looked so much better, I was worried that the loop was too big and cured this by zigzaging the off cut seam together (you can just see the black stitching in the middle above). The finial toucches were to sew the toggle on and a couple of stab stictches through the seam at the bottom to hold all the layers in place.
The finished product! It is not quite square due to the taper of the leg but I'm happy with it and and so easy with just 6 rows of stitching. The fleece has made it nice and padded and will protect the ipad well.
I did try to take a picture with the iPad in it and then remembered that was how I was taking my photso! Opps!
Have a go and see what you can create.