Sunday, July 22, 2012
Easy Upcycled Jean Purse
I made this quite a while ago, but I have been getting a lot of compliments on it recently, so I thought I would blog about it.
The purses that I had seen at craft fairs usually were made out of jeans that had been cut off above the crotch area and then lined. Somehow, I got the inspiration to make mine from a jean skort that my daughter no longer wore. It already had the inside lined with knit shorts, so that made it even easier.
Here is what I did:
I started with a size 7/8 skort. I sewed each leg of the inside shorts together with a blanket stitch, and then hand-gathered and whip-stitched the bottom of the skirt. For the ties, I used some 1" lace that I had on hand. I chained the laces with a crochet hook until it was the length I wanted, and then fastened them to the belt loops, one handle to the two belt loops in front, and one to the two belt loops in back. Finally, I used another length of lace for the "belt" by putting in through the loops around and then tying a big bow in front.
I would love to see pictures from anyone who tries this.