I have been wanting to make another purse from my favorite purse pattern for months. I even purchased several pieces of faux leather from Wal-mart when it was on clearance but just never got around to it.
After purchasing several pairs of jeans for $2 each at a sale and making a skirt from them I decided to make my newest purse from these jeans.
Cutting out the pattern pieces took a little longer than normal because I had to cut some of the jeans apart and see which pieces I could get out of what pair. I think it was well worth the trouble and cost very little. I used a piece of batik I purchased from Connecting Threads for the lining.
I cut 2 pockets off of 2 different pair of jeans and sewed them on the side panels. I also made an additional long pocket on the inside and sewed pockets for my phone, Ipod and credit card holder.
This is a great pattern. The only error I found was that the side piece needs an additional 1 1/4 added to the top. I made my purse 1″ shorter in width and used the 30″ handles. Please see my blog page for additional tips and hints.
This purse took a full day to cut all the pieces and sew everything.