I want to make a tote bag out of denim and figured the quickest and cheapest source was my husband's closet.
The back side is in better shape, so I have enough material for my purpose.
Along the way, I noticed the strangest thing. Since my original sewing lessons was in garment making, I was taught that one uses a bartack to reinforce a seam that will be subject to a lot of stress. So I was surprised to discover that these jeans had a bartack that was doing absolutely nothing.
The back pockets have a similar bartack.
I am starting to suspect that the reasons for using some techniques are no longer being taught.
This afternoon, I hope to start sewing. Here is the lining, found hiding in my stash.
Baxter was very helpful in this operation. He kept any backyard rodents away from the patio door for me.