The other day I noticed a bag of old jeans that were either going to get tossed out, donated to charity, or left sitting in the bag collecting dust until something was decided. I am all for donating old clothes and items to charity even though the tax write-off is not always that great. Right next to the bag sat the old sewing machine. Even though I am not a sewer, I decided to try to turn those old jeans into something useful.
That meant sewing. I have sewn some in my life, mostly as a kid when I visited my grandma and once in a home economics class in high school. I got help from some of my relatives whom I have thanked a lot. I was finally able to turn two pairs of jeans into one of those shopping grocery tote bags and a hot pan holder. I was so thrilled when the project was done.
I am happy with how everything turned out and am thrilled that I got to take the jeans and make something useful from them.