Embroidered Denim Bag

Created By:

Jane Spolar of Quilt Poetry

Skill Level: Intermediate

Jane Spolar used her Horizon Memory Craft 15000 to create this wonderful embroidered bag made with denim. This little bag is a quick project and when completed will accessorize your casual summer wardrobe. 

The front pocket features an embroidery design that Jane created and then digitized with Creative DRAWings®, part of the Artistic Suite Version 7. 

You too can create this beautiful summer bag using recycled jeans.

Janome Supplies Required
  • Janome Memory Craft 9900 or Janome Horizon Memory Craft 15000
  • Embroidery Foot P
  • SQ14a hoop for the 9900 or the SQ14 for the 15,000
  • Zipper Foot E
  • Zig Zag Foot A
  • Optional Dual Feed Foot for the 15,000
Fabric and Notions Required
  • An assortment of denim pieces
  • 1/2 yard of print cotton fabric for lining
  • 1/2 yard of sturdy cotton for interlining
  • Purse handles
  • Zipper: Jane used a 9" trouser zipper
  • Fusible woven or knit interfacing: Jane used Pellon® Easy-Knit®
  • Sticky or Fusible stabilizer: (to hold the pocket in the embroidery hoop) Jane used Sulky® Totally Stable™
  • Medium Cutaway stabilizer: I used Floriani® Medium Cutaway Stabilizer
  • All Purpose Thread for sewing the bag
  • 35wt. Embroidery Thread to compliment your denim

Click here for Jane's helpful and clear instructions.

Click here for Jane's template sheet of the embroidery motif.

Click here to download the .jef file for Jane's embroidery motif.

Everyone is Talking about Embroidered Denim Bag

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Saturday, December 17, 2016

I like the concept, but the directions are "sloppy." Nowhere in the supply list does it mention the felt or the batting (how much?). Also, I would never use a high loft batting in a placemat, or a table runner, as I think that it would be too unstable for a glass. The next time I make these, I will cut out the batting (I use flannel) and spray baste it to the wrong side of the Dresden plate before I put the Dresden plate on the felt to cut out. I have not yet washed the finished placemat, and am hoping that the single layer of felt does not curl up, or become distorted after washing/drying.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Friday, February 24, 2017

I made this today but your cutting directions need to be changed. You only need 4 of color 1 and color 3 4.5 squares for the triangles. Also the inner border, you only need 2 cuts as WOF is long enough to cut each in half to fit the sides.
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

I've had this machine for only a week now. I bought it used from a lady who makes her own clothes, but she no longer needed the machine. During the purchase, she noted that she is almost sad that it's better to give it away because of how well the machine performed. (I also bought it along side a computerized machine of another brand.} She demoed the machine for us, showing it worked and gave us everything (including the box it came in!) She took amazing care of this machine. I have used it a few times now, and the directions for threading were easy to follow (albeit my hands are quite large so the lower looper was a pain, but that is no fault to the machine or brand.) And I recommend this machine to anyone who wants to learn to serge and wants a machine that can grow with them. I will happily use this machine time and time again.
Sunday, February 25, 2018

I love, love, love my S9! It's sews and embroiders beautifully and it's simplicity of use amazes me. I would recommend this machine for both a beginner and an experienced seamstress. If I would ask anything of Janome it would be to upgrade the programming to run a larger hoop size. I understand that it can't get much wider but there is most definitely room for it to go longer. That is the only limitation of this machine.
Monday, February 26, 2018

I purchased a Memorycraft 15000 a few years ago and it was the best purchase I ever made! This machine can do just about anything you would would ever want! I love the capability of using the Acuedit app to set up my embroidery pattern on my Ipad and then download it to the machine! I love how my embroidery looks upon completion and I love all the good lighting it has to light up your workspace. That way you don’t need to worry about where to set up your machine. It also has plenty of room to do machine embroidery on any size quilts! There are many decorative stitches from which to choose that are outstanding! It’s hard to choose which one to use! There are so many great features it is hard to decide what I love the most. If you want to buy only one machine to last a lifetime, I would recommend this one!

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