These bags are stitched on denim, and lined with a print. I have several metres of denim in my stash and a quite a few crocheted medallions and small doilies I purchased from Portobello Gypsy a while back (her Etsy store is closed at the moment while she is on holiday) and I thought these would fit well with this project.
Then ... a pair of my old jeans pulled away at the seam - not repairable; the pattern fitted, so I was in business.
I cut out three bag fronts and backs from the jeans. Two backs utilised pockets. I arranged a few of the crocheted medallions on each of the fronts. I thought I would try the first bag using mostly applique.
I added, however a twining stem chain stitch in three shades of green whipped together - one of the stitch play techniques I have been wanting to try from Mary Corbet's blog.
I added wadding, and also put in a zip, the latter not in the original pattern, but makes the bags a bit more secure. I lined it with a piece of screenprinted linen I had in my stash.
Voila! A useful bag for a granddaughter for Christmas.