Injeanius by Janine Le Cras


Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
5 stitches and 14 rows = 4 inches
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

The idea for this bag came to me when I was faced with a pair of beloved jeans that could not be mended and I could not bear to throw away.
Having seen a bag on the Internet made from strips of cotton I wondered if it might be possible to do the same thing with denim. Having cut various widths of fabric and done a bit of initial experimenting I decided it could be done but would need more fabric than could be provided even by a pair of my jeans. A quick rummage at a local jumble sale and a design was born. Because of the thickness of the finished fabric the main body of the bag is knitted in simple garter stitch and then attached to the reserved waistband from a pair of jeans. The straps are made from reserved seams so as much of the jeans as possible has been recycled.
Make this bag your own. It can be worn as it is, dressed up with a belt, or thread a scarf through the belt loops to get the boho look.
Change the size or shape to suit you. Make the straps longer or shorter as you prefer. The pattern is very simple, so adjustments can be made quite easily.