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Do it yourself: Old Jeans to Cool Handbag

Do it yourself: Old Jeans to Cool Handbag

Do you have any old jeans that are sitting in your wardrobe for a long time, either because they are out of fashion or just don’t fit anymore? Or do you have an old pair of jeans that you don’t want to throw away but aren’t sure what to do with?

There are many possibilities to transform an old pair of jeans. I’ve always wanted to make a purse from a pair of old blue jeans, but hadn’t had the time to try it out. I’ll show you how to make a little pocket purse made out of the pockets of jeans and an old recycled leather belt. This is easy to make and goes well with blue jeans and denim skirts.

The process of crafting a recycled denim or clothing handbag can also be creatively fulfilling, as you choose and combine design details that reflect your personal fashion style. It’s so great to repurpose the unused or old jeans lying in the closet for long, esp in such a good way to make full use of the original pocket without cutting. That’s because your old jeans are used for the lining of the bag.

Obtain an old pair of jeans that you have permission to cut up. Jeans come in all shapes and sizes, so if the old ones in your closet aren’t the size you prefer for your bag, look around at thrift stores and garage sales for an inexpensive pair in a style that suits you. These old jeans purse patterns work for any size jeans as well. Use old jeans purse patterns to make the bag, then decorate it with delectable, yet calorie-free, cupcake embellishments!

Way back when I turned a pair of jeans into a skirt and a tote bag. This is a great way to recycle old denim jeans or shirts. But it’s hard to give up a pair of old blue jeans – they become like a friend. I love recycling it. I had also made some tote bags and a handbag for myself and still with some scrap jeans. I was looking for something to do with some old jeans… this bag would be perfect.


This video will walk you through step-by-step how to upcycle an old pair of jeans into an tote bag.

Material you may need:

  • Jeans
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Sewing machine
  • Needle and thread
  • Belt
  • Zipper

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