|Easy DIY Jeans Purse|
I love recycling jeans. The fabric is sturdy and seems to have 9 lives. Here are some of my favorite projects using old jeans.
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4. Tote Bags: Tote bags can be made from cut open pant legs of jeans. Each leg makes one side of the tote and you cut to the length you want. These are great for groceries or any kind of gear. You could probably make a great log tote if you double the fabric. Use webbing or rope to make the straps. Strong and rugged–makes a great gift. Click here for a tutorial on making bags from jeans including tips for sewing over jean seams.
|Dolce and Gabbana Bag for $1.270|
5. Jeans Purses: Have a go at making a bag like the one pictured here. I guarantee it will cost you tons less than this designer bag by Dolce and Gabbana. The webbing they used for the straps is available at fabric and craft stores. Remember you can buy very large jeans at a thrift shop for about $3 if you want a bigger size bag.
A cute idea I’ve seen (see picture at top of this post) for a jeans purse is to use bamboo handles from a craft store through some of the belt loops. Here is the very good tutorial for this cute bag at MotherEarthNews.
Click here for more inspiration. There are some amazing bags and even book bags.
Wow. I need to get more creative!