recently i made a lot of levis cut off shorts and since i didn't want to waste all the legs of the pants, wich are made of a lot of denim fabric, so i decided to sew some bags out of them.. the drawstring backpacks are very easy to sew, you only need two legs for one and in the end they're really cute to wear - a lot of stuff fits in there, too! a really nice tutorial can be found here, you don't need too much sewing skills to do it, so get started!
do you know what's the most awesome thing? out of one vintage jeans (wich looks really strange on me if i wear them long..) you'll get two things, a very fashionable pair of shorts and the suiting backpack! let's take a look at the total price: pants around 4€; rope around 5€ per 5m; eventually eyelets 1€ per 2 pieces = 10€ for shorts + backpack! nice, and not only cheap but also a very good idea for recycling leftover fabric instead of throwing it away!