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Come by and turn your old jeans into a new dress, skirt, vest, bag, or jewelry. All necessary equipment, like machines, materials en patterns are available. I guide you through the entire process. Costs 40,00 euro per evening. Workshops are given on Wednesday and Thursday in Amsterdam. Maximum of two or three people. Register your participation in advance, 06-13387769 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Go Crazy with brushes and paint on textiles or leather. You can bring a garment, shoes or a bag. There is high-quality textile- or leather paint. Costs 40,00 euro including the materials. There are workshops on Wednesday and Thursday location Amsterdam Southside. Max 2 or 3 participants. Only on appointment. More information or sign up for the workshops 06-13387769 or email@example.com.
Get on the road with a tiny backpack. It allows you to bring your phone, water bottle, purse, etc. without a fuss. A denim backpack is very easy to make from a pair of old jeans and two cords of 1.20 m (47,25 inches). Don't use thick denim for this, the fabric should be able to fold/wrinkle around the cords.
If you turn the fabric, the result should be a bag with two little loops at the bottom of each side seam. Now fold the top edge double, to make a tunnel and put the cords within, as shown in picture B. Each cord runs from the bottom of the side seam around the two tunnels; coming back at the starting point. Stitch the tunnels, be aware that you don't stitch the cords. After that, you can insert the strap through the loop and knot it tightly.
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You can prolong the life of your garment by painting it. It will make the textile stronger and give it the look and feel of leather! So, make your old and worn - but still favvy - jeans unique by painting them with water-based textile paint. All that you need is a brush, water, a bottle of nice glossy textile paint and a textile marker or a textile tube to draw out the design. I use textile paint from the brand Pebeo. Draw the desired design with the textile marker on the jeans. Let it dry. Fill the design with the brush and paint. When you are finished, let the garment dry for over 24 hours.
Do not forget to iron the garment after painting and drying for fixation! Follow the instructions written on the textile paint.