Introduction: DIY Jean Purse

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For this tutorial I will be making a purse from a pair of old jeans. This project could also work with a jean skirt. First we need to get together all our materials.

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First you will need a pair of old pants, shorts, or even a jean skirt. I will be using jeans. You will also need:
1-needle and thread
2-seem binder
4-tape measure

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Lay your jeans out flat and measure how deep you would like your purse to be. Add an inch or so for the seem.

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using your marker, draw a dotted line across desired length.

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cut along the dotted line.

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turn your skirt inside out.

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Sew the bottom of the skirt together, and yes I am sewing all of this by hand because unfortunately I don't own a sewing machine.

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Then sew seembinder on top of stitching. Use pins to help hold down the seembinder so that it doesn't get in your way while sewing.

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Turn your purse backside right. Ok we finished the base, onto the straps.

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take that extra length you cut off earlier and lay it out flat.

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cut along the seem. Then cut into 4 equal strips.

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With the light side facing out sew 1 end of the straps together

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Then fold the strap dark side facing out and sew it all together. We finished our first strap. Repeat steps 12 and 13 for the other strap.

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Ok now that we are all finished with the straps we are going to sew them onto the base.

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sew one end of the strap right above the front pocket. Sew the other end above the other front pocket. Flip your purse to the back and repeat.

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Decorate! Now that we finished the purse we can decorate it! For this tutorial I will be adding rhinestones.

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materials you need to rhinestone.
1-hot glue gun
2-rhinestones in various sizes
I'm also decorating mine with a feather accessory.

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Set out newspaper so  you don't get glue on your table.

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plan out where you want the rhinestones to go

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put a dot of glue where the rhinestone will be placed

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press and hold rhinestone in place until secure

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After about an hour of hot glue I have finally reached the final product! Voila! Your very own jean purse.Good luck with making yours and thanks for


Penolopy Bulnick (author)2012-06-27

Love that you added rhinestones :)

Thank you. I wasn't sure of them at first because I didn't know if denim and rhinestones would mix too well but I think it worked better since the denim was gray.

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