My Favorite Purse Made with Recycled Jeans

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.

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3 Responses to My Favorite Purse Made with Recycled Jeans

  1. Marcie says:

    I like this one best! The other purses were nice but this one is clearly wonderful!

  2. xcounseling says:

    Keo, you did a nice job on attractive and functional. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it!

    Sent from my iPod

  3. Pingback: Amy Butler Blossom Handbag – My Favorite Purse | lifewithkeo

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