So here’s a fun tutorial; let’s make a DIY denim purse from jeans! I’m sure you’ve got a pair of jeans taking up space in the closet. So, what better way to add some functionality to them than to make a DIY denim purse? It’s super cute and a really one-of-kind DIY denim purse. You’ll need some materials to make this magical transformation, so be sure to check out the material section on top before we begin the tutorial.
Make a Unique DIY Denim Purse From Your Jeans!
Tools and materials:
- Glue gun
- Sewing machine (optional)
- Velcro or magnetic clasp
Cut the denim jeans
First, to make this recycled DIY denim purse, measure 44cm (17.32 inches) on one of the legs. Mark this with chalk and cut it straight across.
Sew or glue the sides
Turn your denim piece inside out and sew or glue the end with the raw edge.
Press the denim
Now, for a cleaner and smoother finish, press the denim piece so that there are no creases.
Glue the layers
Turn your denim piece inside out again, and glue the ¼ of the bottom together. There’s no need to turn it inside out completely, but make sure the whole section has enough glue so that it’s glued down completely. Press the layers after.
Working in increments, glue the middle section and press down.
Then, glue the top section, too. Press the whole piece after.
Attach the side handles
Now, cut a piece of strap and loop it around a ring. Place it on the side of the DIY denim purse. Add another to the other side.
When you’re happy with the location of the side strap handles, glue them down with your glue gun.
Assemble the DIY denim purse
Now, generously add glue to the sides of the bag. Start from the strap handles and continue down where the fabric folds.
Add a magnetic clasp or velcro
Ok, your recycled DIY denim purse is almost complete! All you need is to add a magnetic bag clasp or velcro. The choice is yours!
If you’re using velcro, simply cut two round pieces and glue each one on the respective sides; one on the inside of the flap and one on the denim purse’s front. Make sure to center the velcros accordingly.
Add the string
Take some string and cut it to size, then loop the ends around the side handle’s ring.
Add a magical touch
Ok, your easy DIY denim purse is ready! But, you can go one step further and add some pretty detail to it so that it looks super unique and fashionable. First thing’s first, cut the back pocket of your jeans.
Cut both layers of the pocket area.
Then, glue it down to the back of your DIY denim purse, as shown. Now you have some extra pocket space for coins or cash!
You can also add a stunning decoration to the front for a well-rounded look. Here, I’m using a denim cut-out flower. You can make your own or purchase one from your nearest craft store. Also, you can use other embellishments such as pearls, studs, or rhinestones. Make it the way you want to!
That’s it! Who would have ever thought a denim pant leg can transform into a lovely DIY denim purse? Now you have a lovely, handy item to take with you when running errands. It’s not bulky, which is great for those hectic days where you don’t want to carry much on you. Thanks for watching, and I hope you now have the inspiration to turn your old denim pants into something super functional!
- Glue gun
- Sewing machine
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