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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...
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 3-...
Lay your jeans out flat and measure how deep you would like your purse to be. Add an inch or so for the seem.
using your marker, draw a dotted line across desired length.
cut along the dotted line.
turn your skirt inside out.
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.
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.
Turn your purse backside right. Ok we finished the base, onto the straps.
take that extra length you cut off earlier and lay it out flat.
cut along the seem. Then cut into 4 equal strips.
With the light side facing out sew 1 end of the straps together
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.
Ok now that we are all finished with the straps we are going to sew them onto the base.
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.
Decorate! Now that we finished the purse we can decorate it! For this tutorial I will be adding rhinestones.
materials you need to rhinestone. 1-hot glue gun 2-rhinestones in various sizes 3-newspaper I'm also decorating mine with a feather accessory.
Set out newspaper so you don't get glue on your table.
plan out where you want the rhinestones to go
put a dot of glue where the rhinestone will be placed
press and hold rhinestone in place until secure
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 w...
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