This cute DIY purse made from recycled jeans is so easy and simple to make. This is best paired with a casual outfit. I’m sure you are going to pair this with denim pants or denim shorts the most because it is always good to pair denim with denim. Talk about redundancy, but I hear it’s a trend this coming Fall season.
Yes, this is another quickie recycled jeans project. As you have probably known by now, I love quick and easy to make tutorials as I see results faster, plus it gives me more time to make other easy sewing projects. I love challenges but for beginners, I think quickies are the best options to practice on.
Make A DIY Purse Out Of Recycled Jeans In 5 Easy Steps
Cute Purse made from Recycled Jeans
Our kids are back to school again and I think this DIY purse made from recycled jeans purse is a perfect addition to our little girl’s back-to-school wardrobe. I can imagine her leaving her heavy school bag on her chair while she has all her important stuff in her purse. Yes, this purse we are making is small but usable. It has a lot of space for small and important items to stash in.
What you need for your DIY purse:
Ready? Get set…sew!
Step 1. Trace and cut
Before we start our project, we need to print out our template. Once done, cut out the two bottom parts of the recycled jeans. Cut it open and trace the pattern on it. Add an extra half-inch allowance for sewing.
Step 2. Create the back lining
Get a patterned fabric and trace the template again. Cut the fabric with a good pair of sharp scissors. This will serve as your bags back lining.
Step 3. Cover the edges
Now get another piece of patterned fabric. Then, cut it out into strips. We will be using this to cover the edges of the bag. Fold the fabric in the middle then press it with a hot iron. Put the recycled jeans in the middle of the fold and pin them in place.
Step 4. Sew the zipper
Now that both edges are covered, fold them together so they meet in the middle. Next, pin and sew the zipper in place. Then run a straight stitch using your sewing machine. After this, turn the recycled jeans bag inside out.
Step 5. Sew the handle
Now, make a fold at the bottom of the recycled jeans bag and fix it with pins. We will now polish off the project by sewing the sides and cutting off the excess fabric and zipper. Then turn the bag inside out again to reveal the jeans part. After this, sew the handle to the sides and we are done!
Check the tutorial done by DIY Crafts TV! It just proves how fast and easy this project is.
You can also add accents to your bag by hand sewing lace, patches, buttons and other appliques. You can also embroider your name or use fabric paint on the denim. This small and cute purse is perfect for carrying your kid’s bare essentials like their lunch money, mobile phone and maybe even a lip balm.
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