JEANBAG™ – On the cutting room floor
Last week I cut out the first five JEANBAGs and I’m pretty darn excited!
I want to make the best use of my materials in the construction of JEANBAG™, so I am using most of the denim from the jeans, excluding any studs, waistband fasteners and zippers. This is because I imagine some people may use their JEANBAG™ on wooden floors and I definitely don’t want any metal parts to scratch their flooring. I am keeping these items, however, as I’m sure there will be a use for them down the track. I just haven’t figured out what yet!
For the most part, I’m also not using the hem of the jeans in the construction of JEANBAG™, as I don’t want any ‘lumpy ridges’ to compromise its comfort. So, I’ve been playing around with all these little denim hems and thinking about how I can use them in a new way…
This week I’m constructing the first official JEANBAG™. It will undergo a final wash test at full scale. Then, it’s off to my friend’s kid’s playroom for a ‘slam’ test. If it survives everything that a nine year old Australian boy will throw at it, it’s game on!