old blue jean denim purse tote satchel

April 19th, 2009 in member junk     
TroyRash TroyRash, member
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tote purse made from old denim blue jeans and found trinkets and bits of lace and vintage fabrics.
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tote purse made from old denim blue jeans and found trinkets and bits of lace and vintage fabrics.

tote purse made from old denim blue jeans and found trinkets and bits of lace and vintage fabrics.


i made this bag out of old jeans and trinkets i had collected - i saw the idea somewhere but i really don't remember where - probably in line at walmart - anyway, i thought, well that's what i can do with all those pairs of jeans people leave behind in the storage units - i literally have hundreds of pairs of jeans - i hate throwing away clothes with interesting patterns, fabrics or usable lengths - so i looked through them and found some that would work for this idea - found a pair - cut them up - added trim i had saved here and there - pieces of this - pieces of that - everything on this bag - everything used to make this bag, is something someone tossed away - kind of cool, don'tcha think? --


Pattern or design used: My own design
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Comments (10)

gumnuts writes: Love it - I am hooked on denim recycling from cushions & bags. Did attempt a quilt but the denim was too heavy for my machine sew got turned into cushions. Posted: 2:41 pm on January 21st
romancenrelics writes: love it!
maire Posted: 8:49 am on April 22nd
shabbychick writes: So cute - and all the little trinkets really add some fun to it as well! Very nice - sounds like you've got lots of jeans for lots of projects!

Thanks for sharing!

Kathy Posted: 12:58 pm on April 21st
suewhitney writes: I DO think this is cool! Nice work.

Take care,
Sue Posted: 9:18 am on April 21st
TroyRash writes: thank you, candy - i appreciate the comments!

troy
Posted: 10:26 pm on April 20th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Talk about a purse that will wear well. You can't get any better than denim! Nice work!
Candy Posted: 10:11 pm on April 20th
TroyRash writes: yes, grammie25 - i just cut the legs off and boxed out the bottom - i also used the lengths of the legs for the shoulder straps - and backed them with lengths of vintage fabric - i also left the pockets functional so you could/can actually put things in them. also, i sewed the zipper shut and put a snap on on the backside of the front button so you can snap the bag closed. and i put snaps on the back pockets.

thank ya'll for the encouragement.

i appreciate the comments.

troy
Posted: 9:55 pm on April 20th
grammie25 writes: Nice recycling. Did you just cut off above the legs to get a flat bottom. No pun intended.
Karen Posted: 9:00 pm on April 20th
junktiqueboutique writes: very nicely done. Posted: 5:09 pm on April 20th
oldnews writes: VERY cute! I lvoe anything made of denim!! Especially recycled! Marie Posted: 11:31 pm on April 19th
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