This is a denim purse with jute handles and a button closure. I crocheted a rectangle for a sample, since I wasn't sure the heavy weight denim would work for this project. Instead of starting over, I chose to make a purse with it.
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.
By Monica from Cortez, CO
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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