Introduction: Simple Denim Hand/Shoulder Bag

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Hey there. Uh..basically I up-cycled an old pair of jeans in to a simple hand/shoulder bag (if you want a shoulder bag, make the pocket larger and the strap longer). I know what you might be thinking, and no I did not make it for myself (I'm a boy) it's for my cousin. However, if you are planning on a male using it, remove the bow!

The only materials required are:
Basic sewing knowledge (and a sewing machine)
An old pair of jeans (WASH THEM!)
Blue thread/cotton
A silver/white ribbon

P.S. It was SO hard to get good photos. These were the best

Step 1: The Pocket

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Because the pocket wasn't going to be to large, I cut off about18-20cm of one leg, as it already had a seam for me (yay :D).
I then sewed a straight line along the bottom, and with a little difficulty, sewed in a hem (to the rim).

Step 2: The Bow :)

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Basically, I tied the best looking bow I could, then used white thread (hand sewing time) to go in and out and in and out between the back of the bow and the corner of the pocket.

Step 3: Making the Strap

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I cut a looooonnngg rectangle from the back of the other leg, then folded it over, pinned it, then sewed down the line.

Step 4: Attaching the Strap

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Pin the two ends of the strap to where you want them to be (at the back works best). Then, carefully sew the short length.

Step 5: You/I Are/am Done!

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Hurrah! The bag is done. Now the final step is to go out and wear it, and be the envy of all your friends!

P.S. Please vote for me in the fashion contest!

Comments

AussieAnglerGal (author)2012-09-21

haha cool idea :)

sunshiine (author)2012-08-03

I am sorry I missed this! Nice job!
Sunshiine

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