Almost everyone loves denim jeans since they are sturdy as well as easy to clean. What’s more, denim is attractive. Therefore, if your favorite pair of old jeans are falling apart, you can turn them into a purse instead of throwing them.
- Wash and dry your jeans several times, and they will be easier to sew. Turn zip and button inside out. Prepare a sewing machine with denim thread and denim needle.
- Sew across each of your jeans, just below the crotch of the leg opening, and make sure stitch from one end of the leg opening to the other. If you want your handbag to be extra sturdy, you can sew across the opening twice.
- Remove your jeans from the sewing machine. Trim any extra thread and tie the ends of the thread.
- Use scissors to cut your jeans’ legs, about 1/4 “below the pins you just did.
- Turn jeans back right side out.
- Cut one of the legs up the seam. Trim the legs so that they are about 3 inches longer than the purse you want. Cut out a strip of 4″ wide denim, with no seams.
- Fold this denim strip in half vertically and make the inside of the jeans facing out. Stitch the length of the strip.
- Turn the strip of denim right side out. Sew the ends of the strip into the pouch. And, this, most likely, will be at the sides of the waistband.
- Place Velcro on the inside of the bag, facing each other. Hand–sew them into place to make Velcro bar particularly secure.