Use a sunglasses case to store cords and cables in your bag. I love using my old eyeglass cases. I use them all the time fo keep my jewelery in when I travel. and also for those cords for your iphone ipod, etc.
Have a rip or tear in your jeans? Patch it up with lace! Or, to get this look, use scissors to create a horizontal rip. There’s very little sewing required, and instead of using a sewing machine, you could even create a sewing pattern by hand
Patching holes in jeans with lace and scraps of denim. Step by step instructions with pictures. I do this with my jeans but without denim behind the lace. For Celeste I do the denim behind it unless the lace has a heavy pattern.