I made this bag for a 13 year old friends birthday out of some old fallen apart jeans. To make the front of the bag I drew black outline, coloured it in on the computer, printed it onto transfer paper and ironed it onto some denim. My daughter decided it needed a butterfly to brighten it up. The pattern for this one came from a japanese book from the library. It is meant to be bigger and have a little drawstring purse in its body, which is really sweet, but it would have swamped this bag and its wings would have been too flopsy.
I used some grey lace from my stash and coloured in some black stripes onto the side panels. The strap is made out of a faded thick silk scarf.
The lining of the bag has a little pocket to put an ipod or phone into.