Repurpose old jeans into a fun, funky purse!

January 6th, 2009 in member junk     
MissMelis MissMelis, member
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Here’s a super easy way to re-use some of your old
(favorite) jeans.
Jenny K. asked me to create a purse to use when she goes junking.
She didn’t want anything fussy – it just needed to be small, yet sturdy with a long
strap to allow for hands-free shopping ;-)
 
I had these old jeans tucked away and thought – perfect! I cut
them in half which allowed me to take full advantage of the front, back and
coin pockets.
 
Heres a shot of the back.
 
As you can see, quite a lot is able to be stashed in this
little bag. I added a snap to the main compartment and I may add a small snap
to the back pocket if that’s where she wants to carry her cash to keep it at
the ready.
 
No need to line the bag either – I just sewed it closed
using a french seam.
The strap is made of twill tape from a fabric purchase – it has
the manufacturer’s name on it and the colors matched perfectly.
 
Here’s a super easy way to re-use some of your old
(favorite) jeans.
Jenny K. asked me to create a purse to use when she goes junking.
She didn’t want anything fussy – it just needed to be small, yet sturdy with a long
strap to allow for hands-free shopping ;-)

 

Here’s a super easy way to re-use some of your old (favorite) jeans.

Jenny K. asked me to create a purse to use when she goes junking. She didn’t want anything fussy – it just needed to be small, yet sturdy with a long strap to allow for hands-free shopping ;-)


Here’s a fun way to re-use some of your old (favorite) jeans.


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, eclectic, funky, country, fun, fabric, blue

Comments (9)

alechianeathery writes: i really like this project! A way to use recycle old warn out jean. I'm learning to sew and I think this will be a good project for me t start with. I like t more blue jean project. Posted: 6:40 pm on July 9th
georgiamoon writes: Miss Melis, you are a whiz with a needle and thread. Great idea and can be used for so many things keeping your hands free to touch EVERYTHING! Love it, Geo Posted: 2:36 pm on January 8th
suewhitney writes: Hey Miss Melis,

This bag is too cool for school. Love it! It is the perfect junking handbag. Practical, yet very stylish. Jenny is a lucky girl. Thanks so much for sharing.

Take care,
Sue Posted: 10:55 pm on January 7th
junkermidge writes: Very cool! My duaghters would go crazy for these. And, even uncool as I am, I would love a purse like that,too. Practical, but lots of fun. Way to go!
Midge Posted: 9:11 pm on January 7th
FunktionalJunk writes: What a great idea! I agree with Kathy...who doesn't have worn out jeans around?! This is such a neat way to get just a little more use out of them! Thanks for the idea!

Leah Posted: 8:44 pm on January 7th
SnowmanHill writes: Love it! My mom used to make me these purses out of my dad's old jeans when I was a little girl! I loved them!!! Thanks for bringing back sweet memories- Krista Posted: 1:38 pm on January 7th
shabbychick writes: Very cute - and who doesn't have an old pair (or two or three) of jeans laying around somewhere...I know I do! And, of course..."hands free shopping" is a must have.

Thanks for sharing Jenny's purse with us - what a great gift! :)

Kathy Posted: 12:32 pm on January 7th
Gardenjunky writes:
MissMelis

Really cute and functional idea. I love this type of
little purse. I use one all the time. Mine is not quite as
stylish as this however.

Carolyn Posted: 5:49 am on January 7th
writes: I know I am a bit biased but this is my favorite project ever! I love this purse and have been using it for more than just the flea market ;-). Lots of pockets and lots of fun. This is a winner in my book!

:-) JennyK Posted: 8:23 pm on January 6th
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