Thursday, 7 June 2012

Jeans to Bag





On a whim I snatched these from the never-ending mending pile, realised my son had now out-grown them *blush* and decided to have a go at something completely unnecessary - a bag.

I simply snipped off the legs, sewed the hem, added a lining and used the belt as a strap and this came together in under ten minutes. It's OK as a rough-n-ready go-to purse. Hardly evening wear, but I like it. I'm scouring my house for all those old button badges to add punk element to this schoolgirl project.

It certainly has enough pockets for all my stuff and I think I'm going to like toting this around....


  1. love it :)

    Why don't you crochet some some flowers/granny squares and attach them too ?

    I really like my things from old jeans... so far i made lots of denim hearts and birds in a chain (still ongoing project!), coasters, table mats, cushion covers and a phone pouch. I'm currently turning old jeans into a skirt.

  2. Ooh like the idea of crochet flowers. This is my first jean reconstruction. You're obviously a pro.... ;)

  3. isnt it incredibly rewarding re- using old clothing, I always get such a kick out of it, if it were mine I would add some doodle stitching, just to make it look more on purpose, great stuff......tina

  4. love amandas idea too-- do both- must rush to old jeans pile.....

  5. no not a pro - I wish !! - I m a very novice sewer, knitter, crocheter (is that even a word!) i love making things, but everything I make needs to be easy ( lack of talent) and quick (lack of attention span!) I love making things from re used fabric and as their of a 6 of us here there is always a pair of jeans that someone has grown out of or worn out just waiting to to become something else! Also can't afford to buy lots of nice pretty fabric ! ;)

    love the idea of doodle stitching, and also have you thought about DOILIES!! go on rock the granny chic look ;)

  6. Hm... Hadn't thought about doilies or doodle stitching..... This is going to be one ace bag when I've finished :)

  7. Bag is brilliant...I really must get myself a sewing machine!

  8. You really must! I would be bereft without mine.

  9.'re stuffing your hands down someone else's pants every time you dig for your keys!


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