Denim Purse Upcycle

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I must admit, this is not a newly completed project. I was cleaning out my closets yesterday and I stumbled across this denim bag that I had made months ago. I looked it over and was pleased that I was able to use a junior-sized pair of jeans to make such a darling purse. Like most of you, I am always looking to repurpose things that are past their usefulness in their current state.
About a year ago, while packing up clothes to send to the local resale shop, I found these jeans in my daughter’s drawer. She hadn’t worn them in a while for she had grown and their length was halfway up her ankles. That afternoon, I snipped the legs off at the crotch and rummaged through my trims and sewing notions to try to find the best pieces to adorn my new bag. I had purchased a few clear handbag handles on clearance at JoAnn Fabrics and was thrilled to tack them on to the waistband with a few quick stitches. I really only had one seam to sew across the bottom of the bag. All that was left was to string glittery coordinating ribbon through the belt loops at the waist, glue and stitch on a few embellishments, and voila, a cute-as-a-button handbag was born!

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9 thoughts on “Denim Purse Upcycle

    • Me says:

      Thanks for your comment. This is a fun project to use up lots of notions and jewels hanging around in the craft cupboard. I’m so glad you liked the denim bag! Thanks for stopping by!

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      • I have been saving up my old jeans and jean jackets for a denim quilt, but I might have to snag a pair of jeans out of the pile to try this! Would also make a great gift šŸ™‚
        Thanks for the inspiration!

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  1. violetannie63 says:

    Oh that’s really cute! I have a load of handbag handles that I’ve yet to use – this is a good idea (and one that i may just be able to manage!) šŸ™‚

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  2. I have made a few of these bags and they are a great item to showcase creative ideas, and each one is different! The fringe and flowers are perfect for a teen!

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