26 June 2009

My jeans purse.....

Well, that's actually a misnomer....
these were never my jeans, they are smaller than I was when born...
But they belong to me, and I made the purse...you could too,
it was easy.
First, let me say this...
I am not your fanatical crafter, I admire them
but have little time to devote to any
one hobby and my camera flirts with me so there goes....
1. I went to Goodwill .
browsed the children's section, and bought 2 small jeans, one
smaller than the other (slightly).
2. Then I perused the purse section in search of handles that I liked.
3. $6.98 later, I went home to start the assembly.
4. Take the smaller of the 2 jeans, turn them inside out,
and put inside of the larger pair, cut them to "shorts-wearin' length".
5. Sew up the legs of the smaller/inside pair, securely, as this seam
will hold all your stuff in.....
6. Ravel the cut ends of the larger/outside pair so that they remind you of
jeans you used to fit into....(sniff).
7. Take 4 belt loops off the smaller/inside pair
for use in securing your handles to the purse.
8. Put the smaller pair back inside the larger, pin the
belt loops/handle loops where you
want them to hold the handle in place,
and then start sewing the whole thing along
the top waistband
(match the gold jean thread as close as possible).
I used some of the left over leg material for the makeup case.
The jeans on the inside will provide lots of pockets for your
stuff and if you are lucky,
and find a small pair of "carpenter's pants"
to use.....
you will also have a hammer loop to hold your hair brush (sweet!)
When I was in Cincinnati last weekend, I received many compliments on this
purse....even one from a handsome man that passed me in a hotel restaurant,
go figure...


  1. What a great purse! I admire your creativity; was the concept your idea?

  2. I had seen a jeans purse before, but didn't care for it's construction, so I thought I would customize....;-)


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