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Creating the tote bag

Honestly, I’m very excited to start experimenting on the creation of the tote bag design. I will be using a second-hand old Jeans to create a tote bag! Let’s see how it goes. Honestly, I’m quite nervous that I might fail this mission in creating a tote bag. But all negativity aside I’m going to try and do this! #ican #commenherspirit

Firstly, tadaaa this is the old Jeans that I‘m talking about. It looks unappealing and I‘m not sure if it will get a second owner looking at the pants condition. However, no worries, I will be doing some magic of upcycling these old jeans into a tote bag! Now watch me…

I lay out the jeans and cut it into big chunks of jeans so that I can break down it into several pieces. Was really annoyed with the cutting process as my cutting lines were not straight. Perks of being a perfectionist. 

 

Look at my cutting its horrible! #ughhh But, I believe this is just the hang of cutting a jeans.
After cutting the jeans into sections I start by joining the pieces together to form a tote bag. I took out the back pockets of the jeans to make it into a front pouch for my tote bag. I wanted to do this as it looks unique and I reduce material wastage. It was really fun sewing. It was really fun sewing! However, my machine kept breaking down. The bobbin thread is always stuck which gets annoying, but I managed to get the hang of it after awhile. 

For the lining of the tote bag I used a waste fabric. It has a really beautiful print on it and the colour is really attractive!

Honestly, sewing the lining was the best part of the process.

I’ve also added a button on the tote bag so that you can keep your items safely intact.

The reveal!

Yay, I managed to make my tote bag prototype! Well there is room for improvement but I’m quite excited to release this product for you! <3 Stay updated to see my progress!

 
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Our Journey Starts Here!

Hello, we are a group of youngster who are really passionate in creating a business which contributes a positive impact to planet earth! Just like you, young souls, we love staying up-to-date with the fashion trend. Especially as a teenager we see FASHION as one way to portray our identity.  However, we realize that the fast fashion brands that we purchase from have contributed to the many reason of climate change which saddens us. Thus, this is where we got inspired to create Commenhers! 

 

Having a team of 5 members each of us have our own different capabilities such as sewing, illustrating, drawing and many more. But one thing for sure all of us are interested in FASHION and the thrifting trend. However, we realize some clothes in thrift shops do not get purchased because it is either outdated or ugly which later it will be thrown (FABRIC WASTE). TinkTink* that’s where our business idea is born! We took this opportunity to buy these outdated clothing and making it into something of higher quality & value (upcycle). The first item that we created was a scrunchie made from used flannel. Afterwards, we didn’t look back and continue making more items such as tote bags, headbands & bucket hat. And more to come… 

 

We hope our action in making sustainable fashion a lifestyle will make a difference in the community we are living in and also save planet earth. No small move in saving the earth will be a waste. So, do join our journey in making a change and yet also stay fashionable! Follow us on our Instagram for our latest update..