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Upcycled denim lunch bag – video tutorial

Have you got a pair of jeans that doesn’t fit anymore? For this project we’ll need 14″ of one leg or a tube that is 14″ long by your preferred width.

You’ll also need some hexies to embellish the bag though this step is optional and some velcro.

Download the hexies templates and print a sheet of the 1 1/4 inch hexagons (pdf).

So let’s get to it.

If you enjoyed this tutorial check out my denim purse tutorial below.

Lunch bag

See also a similar project

Get the denim purse tutorial

My book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

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Face mask video tutorial

If you’re sick, in order to protect others, the best advice is to stay home and stay away from others.

If you can’t just stay home then you should wear a face mask as well as wash your hands properly and frequently and follow the advice of the health authorities in your country.

Some pharmacies have run out of masks so I thought it would be a good idea to show you  how you can make one quickly and easily using some beautiful fabrics – check out the cat fabric in the video (details below). 

And while you’re at it, and particularly if you can’t leave the home because of restrictions, you could use the time to  make a few for your family and friends.

Learn to make an easy surgical face mask

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Fabrics featured on the video

NOTE: I used cotton fabrics, so they may not be as effective as the material used in medical masks but certainly they’re better than nothing if you’re sick and can’t buy one anywhere.

The World Health Organisation website gives some advice  on when to wear a face mask .

I hope you stay well during the COVID-19 outbreak. All the best!

My book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

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If you make any of my tutorials this is how you can share your pictures:

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  • Join my Facebook group and post your pictures there
Easy surgical face mask