Second denim sample finished.
I unpicked the pocket ( which can be added onto another piece at some point) so that the unfaded denim underneath would show, and I love how this works, though might go back and stitch over more of it.
I find I am looking at jeans altogether differently now, thinking about the selvage, the colours of the stitching, the details inside the waistbands, and how they would look if I leapt at them with a pair of scissors. I am telling myself sternly that this project should encourage me to mend and wear old jeans for longer, not to hack up things that are still perfectly wearable. Of course I won't do this, but the thought does cross my mind...
Next up I am going to try adding some little patches that are not denim. I'm hoping to get one, maybe two more bits done before I have to stop any meaningful stitching over the Christmas period.