Take your old jeans out of the closet and turn them into a useful shopping bag!
Lets face it, we all have a favorite pair of jeans that won't fit anymore, but we'll never throw them away. Simultaneously, we use hundreds of disposable plastic shopping bags every year, which are really not good for the environment, even if we do recycle them.
Keep your sentimental old bluejeans, give them new life, and help the environment at the same time.
This bag takes about three hours to make, if you have sewing experience. If you don't have experience, it might take a little longer, but you WILL be able to do it!
To make a bag using this pattern, you will need:
One pair of old jeans with a 26 inch inseam or longer
Small piece of velcro (optional)
Ink pen or marking chalk
Step 1: Cut the outside seams
In this case, the jeans are cargo pants, so the strips will be shorter than they would for a pair of regular jeans.
If you have regular jeans, go all the way up to the waist band. Just cut the whole seam out of the outside of the leg, keeping it 3 inches wide.
Step 2: Cut off the pantlegs
Lay each pant leg out flat, and cut it off as closely to the crotch as possible.
Trim off the bottom hem.
Step 3: Cut out a pocket
OR cut out one of the back pockets, leaving about one inch of cloth all the way around.