If you’re anything like me, you wear your favorite pair of jeans until they are on their last legs… quite literally. But what do you do once it’s time to admit defeat? There are a lot of cool ways that you can repurpose old jeans, like turning them into a pair of shorts or a cute apron, for example, and the best part is, you’ll still have some material left over to make an adorable little denim bag or purse for any little girl in your life, whether she’s a daughter, a goddaughter, a sister or a niece.
Tutorial by Innova Crafts.
You will need:
- Pair of jeans
- Sewing thread
Snip off the bottom part of the leg – where you cut all depends on how deep you want your bag to be. Then flip the piece of material inside-out and sew the cut part closed. Since you want the bag to have a rounded base so that it can stand upright on its own, you’ll need to sew the two inside corners. When that’s done, flip it the right way, and that’s really all there is to it! If you’re making this with your daughter, then this is the part where you can hand it over to her to decorate however she likes.
These can be used for storage in her room, or you can simply sew on a strap from either the same pair of jeans or a different piece of fabric so that she gets a cute little purse.
What a great idea. I have jeans that are tt big now I know what to do with them.
I love this! It is a super idea for a beginner and the fun just starts when it's time to embellish!
How very adorable and easy! I think I will make one for my daughter and her partner, pick up a few different embellishments, and let them hot glue them on. One summertime activty, check done!!
Keep the waist band. Decorate with broad ribbons and attach a flower to eavh pocket. Cut the handles of the bag from the legs section.
I love this idea, I will be making a few of these. Thank you for sharing.
I love this idea! What a great way to reuse and recycle <3 Thank you so much for sharing this great idea!!!
Free your pockets. Add a velcro latch to attach to a purse, your belt loop, etc. Add a safety latch so that your phone cannot fall out if it doesn't fit snug. I also saw an adorned pocket dangling as a necklace... right where you phone may need to be.
I made a basket with old jeans but it's not standing ?
Must I put some lining like stiff clothe inside it ?