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A bag for my car made out of old pants

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On Pinterest I saw all these car bags so I thought I want one too.
And I had this pants, which I absolutely loved 10 years ago, but they are quite tight and some seams ripped, I didn't wear them for years. Size change or DIY needed to be done. I figured they would make a perfect car bag.

I cut out a piece from the hips with some pockets. It's part of the left leg.


Then I had to fix this little hole that I made trying to fit into the pants ;-)


And there was this little pocket you can see on the right side of the cut-out piece. I wanted to hang the bag next to the gear shift so it would be on the co-drivers side. That way the little pocket would be useless. So I stitched it together on the outside and opened it on the inside.

The little pocket inside the bag works now perfectly for me.



I stitched the two open sides together (left side of course) to form the bag and added a ribbon at the top.
Didn't take very long - approx. 30 minutes - and I had my car bag.





Blogs I love and which you should give a chance

As most other bloggers, I love to read other blogs too. They are a must for inspiration, information and interactions. So here are the ones that I follow for quite some time now and I'd strongly recommend you to take a look.


Blogs in ENGLISH


Category Sewing

four square walls
Sadly she has not posted for a year now. I hope she gets started again!
Here you can find a lot of sewing projects with information which patterns is used and how it is made. Includes good quality photos with beautiful herself as model. Also some tips as stitches and techniques.

110 CREATIONS
Lots of sewing projects with good photos, describtion and - what I like very much here - what went wrong and what went really well. Also sometimes great tips such as the latest tutorial for fixing jeans zippers.

A PAIR & A SPARE 
So. Many. Long. Posts. Here.
Find here travel tips, lots of DIY stuff (clothes, decorations, shoes, accessories, presents, ...), lifestyle topics and fashion posts, all with very beautiful photos…

Little holes in shirts II

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In summer I showed you the first holes I 'repaired' (see How to deal with little holes in shirts). But if you have an old wardrobe as I have and tend not to throw anything older than a few years away, maybe you also find more and more holes over time.
Well, at least I did and so I had to fix some more.

This is one shirt with two holes in it. I bought the shirt many years ago - don't know anymore which shop it is from but I'm sure it's one of those "low quality - made by 1$ chinese workers" stores. And low quality it is. I love the cut of the shirt, but the fabric is very thin, I mean like low-quality-thin, not perfect-for-summer-thin.
And somehow somewhen it had those holes.
I decided to use just coloured thread this time, but let's just have a look:




For anyone interested, both holes are not even 1 cm diameter. So yeah, you can see them, but it was my purpose to not make it look ugly and for me I achieved that.

I did both by hand-sewing, so you need j…

Outfit - Casual is always a good choice

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These days I have a lot of things to do.
Though study is pretty easy at the moment, most of all because I take it so easy and not let it stress me out, there is so much to do for the house we are building, so much decisions to make, meetings to attend to and browse through the whole internet to find inspirations.
Also I am part of a musical society and our concert is soon, which means a lot of practicing is needed.
I just can't find time to do all the things I wish to do, like more DIY, changing my old clothes and photographing. Not talking of the animal rescue association I'm member in, for which I should and want to do way more shifts.

Anyways, because of that time problem I don't do very much make up currently. Just put on some comfy clothes and that's it.

Like this basic outfit I was wearing a few days ago...




And I bought new shoes at Deichmann for about €25. They are so leightweight you almost don't feel them at all. They perfectly match my current love for la…