Approximate Time: One afternoon
Cut denim into 1 1/2 inch strips. I just used scraps I had from other projects, so the colors don't match exactly.
Sew ends together to have one continuous piece to work with. I did this by machine, but you can also do it by hand.
Crochet a rectangle twice the size you want your purse to be tall. My purse ended up being 14 inches wide by 9 inches high.
Sew the sides together.
Crochet jute as wide as you would like your handles to be. I crocheted the jute about 1 1/2 inches wide until I liked the width for the purse.
Sew the side seams with the sewing needle and fishing line. Attach the jute handles through a "hole" in the crocheted piece and tie a slip knot. Repeat until the handles are attached in a placement that satisfies you.
For closure, attach a large button and an elastic loop for closure.
By Monica from Cortez, CO
Crocheted Purse Ideas
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I think this is very, very cute. What size of hook? I use "Q" for my rag rugs. I also cut them at 1 1/2" but I bring in the edges and sew so there are no raw edges. I like the way you have raveled edges. That makes it a very interesting look.
Excellent job, and a great way to use up all the old jean's legs I've saved. I've made dozens of "bags" by just opening the seams, and sewing both legs together to form a "bag". We use them for lots of things, sport's equipment, extra linens hung on a hook in the closet. I made a "Tunnel" at the top and crochet heavy yarn to make a drawstring, and they'll go anywhere, hang anywhere, so old blue jeans are never really done. They just keep on going, kinda like the Energizer Bunny.
Thanks for sharing your great idea.
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