Today’s project started out as a pair of jeans that was so badly ripped we couldn’t even donate them. I hated the idea of throwing them into a landfill, so I decided to combine them with the lace from a shirt I bought at a garage sale a couple of weeks ago. Here’s what I came up with:

jeans lace bag

To make this bag, I just cut the lace out of this shirt:

thrifted shirt

Then I cut the bum out of the jeans, and added the lace to the pocket. I machine sewed the edges, then hand sewed the rest, because I wanted the pocket to be functional.

cut out bum of jeans

Once the lace was attached, I folded the pocket sides together on the jeans and sewed the open side and the bottom. I flipped it right side out and added a belt from our donation pile as the strap. What do you think?

close up of denim lace bag

Here’s the back:

back of denim purse

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8 Responses to Jeans to Bag

  1. Jenni says:

    I love it! I think the lace and the belt strap add the perfect final touches! :) Way to go!

  2. Dee says:

    Very cute looking bag.

  3. Belle says:

    Totally cute! Great idea! I’d love for you to add it on my link party at: http://printabelle.com/?p=3188 Thanks!

  4. I really love this! The strap is one of the best parts. Perfect for this type of bag.

    Just saw this on Pinterest! LOVE it! You did a great job on the tutorial. I’m new to your blog and love all your ideas!

    If you have time, we would LOVE for you to stop in and link up this post and anything crafty in our Crafty Showcase. We love looking around at your and the things you share on our linky.

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