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This is a tutorial for an Upcycled Denim Purse using various parts from one pair of jeans, a small amount of lining, some creative embroidery and 4 se...
Find a pair of jeans that you'd like to upcycle. Lay out the pants legs one on top of the other.
Mark the pants where you want to cut them. I marked the purse portion 8 1/2" and the bottom portion 2 1/2". Cut section on lines.
Open the seam of one side of each pants leg piece and press flat. I know it's a little tedious to take out the stitches, but I want to be able to re-...
Add fusible interfacing to a piece of lining fabric large enough to cut 2 pieces for the inside of the bag. Next lay out the fused lining with the pa...
Sew the side seams of the denim and the lining pieces and then both bottom seams. Now comes the MAGIC! Fold the side seam to match the bottom seam ...
After stitching across the "triangles" on both the lining and the denim, line up the bottom seams and sew both triangles together. This will create t...
Pin the lining to your denim at the top of the bag and stitch it together. Your purse should be in 1 piece now ready to add the waistband to the top o...
To create the top of the bag, remove the waistband from your pair of jeans. I chose to take off all the belt loops. The nice thing about using a wai...
I used the hem pieces I cut off the bottom to make the handles. I took one seam apart on each piece to open it flat, folded over the raw edge and top...
I recently reviewed the Flower Stitching Foot and think it's an Amazing way to add embroidery, so I used it to make the centers of the fabric flowers ...
Using the template that was 3 1/4" across mark the flower template in the center of each embroidery then cut out. Toss them in the washer with towels...
Last Step!! Finally......Time to try a creative way to attach the handles and flowers to the purse. Cut small holes in the center of each flower. C...
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Just wonderful! I love the washers. :)
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