Woman turning old pairs of jeans into new memories

WNYT Staff
Created: December 12, 2019 07:22 PM

Most of us own a couple pair of jeans. When they become worn, we just replace them. However, Pauline Sanders is taking worn jeans and making memories.

Saunders learned how to sew from her mom, but she thought nursing was a better way to show compassion and concern.


With a bachelor's degree in theology, helping others was always at the forefront.

However in 2017, friends noticed a purse she'd made from an old pair of jeans.

They told others - and soon Saunders was swamped with orders for birthdays and gifts. Then, her pastor suggested she make some money.

Her company, Evadneyline, was created.

Shortly afterwards, a woman asked her to make a purse from a pair of jeans belonging to her deceased husband. That’s where the memories portion of the business comes from.

In two short years, her business has blossomed. Her bags can be found in Reen's Co-Op in ViaPort Rotterdam and customers are also still ordering personalized and memory bags.

The one thing she always wanted to do - show compassion - she's still doing through an old pair of jeans.

MORE INFORMATION: Evadneyline Facebook page

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