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Very cute! Recycled denim makes wonderful purses, potholders, tote bags and more.
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By Beth from Bloomfield, IN
These are really cute. Since my DD is not a teen yet, the jeans could be purchased at garage sales, thrift stores, etc. I am thinking of making some for her birthday party to use as goody bags, filled with lip gloss, hair accessories, etc, purchased from the dollar store. Thanks for sharing.
I thought I'd give it a try.
I wished I had used a "not" so "used" pocket! I think it would have looked nicer
By Jennifer CA
Recycled Girls Skort and Wool Sweater Purse. I found these cute girl's skort at the thrift store. I cut the shorts out of the inside, hand stitched the bottom with a coordinating embroidery floss.
Ever wonder what you can do with blue jeans that have seen better days? Favorite blue jeans may not be suitable for reuse because of all the wear and tear.
Make a statement, flower-child style, with this boho bag made from recycled denim. The fun of making these purses is that there are no rules - anything goes It's a great way to recycle favorite costume jewelry, use up bits and pieces of ribbon and trim and put creative juices to work for a truly one-of-a-kind result.
Recycle those old jeans into a Valentine's Day denim heart purse. Here is the link to the free pattern information.
Get a pair of old jeans worn by your friend's children. Cut off legs and sew cut bottom under pockets closed. Gather it a little before sewing. Use legs fabric to form a sturdy strap and sew on.
Take an old pair of bluejeans and lay them flat on a table, using some heavy scissors cut both legs off right at the crotch area. Now turn jeans wrong side out and then take them to your sewing machine and sew across the legs closing the cut off area.
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I am looking for directions on how to make a purse out of decorated old jeans. I've seen a few around and they are really cute. They are made out of children's outgrown jeans.
Valerie from Huntington, WV
All I can say is I know what you are talking about I have seen them too. They look simple enough to make just go to a store where you say them last a copy the pattern from pictures taken with your camera of the purse and experiment with your own design.
If you are too shy to take pictures ask the store clerk for the person's name and number that makes the purses. If that fails I am sorry, but you are on your own as I am still trying to figure out how to make them too. I hope I was of some help.
I had one I hauled around for years, and it was from my jeans. Just cut off the legs, leaving about half an inch. Turn the hip part inside out and stitch across the leg openings. Cut a long strip for the shoulder strap. It should be the length you want plus two inches, and about 4 inches wide (or adjust depending on how you like your shoulder strap). Stitch it tightly to the sides of the waistband. I like to make a big "x" with my sewing machine and then sew a box around that for a really tight attachment. Then decorate it the way you want it. Mine had bits of an old off-white doily, some rhinestones and a charm. I got a lot of compliments on it, and it was big enough to put in a book and my lunch if I wanted to. These days you'd probably want some iron-on daisies and swirls and some pastel buttons. Good luck!
See feedback from coreenhart - she had great ideas. You could also cut further down the legs (like shorts) and just sew up the bottom of the legs (rather than the hips) and you'd have two ready made compartments! :)
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