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6 Old Jeans Purse Patterns


Once you discover how to make purses using old jeans, you'll never get rid of an ill-fitting pair again. In fact, these 6 Old Jeans Purse Patterns are so unique and creative, you might end up using pairs that still fit. Just make sure you have a pair of jeans to wear. If you've ever wondered what to make with old jeans, now is the time to consider these genius upcycle projects.

6 Old Jeans Purse Patterns

How to Make a Purse Out of Jeans

More Ways To Upcycle Old Jeans


Old jeans purse patterns help you save money on fabric and cut closet clutter. Best of all, you can make any size purse you want - make a small clutch for night and a large tote for day.

Instead of throwing your trusty blue jeans away when you outgrow them, stain, them, or wear holes in them, consider keeping them around to use as a craft supply. Want to know what to make with old jeans? What a stylish way to recycle! There are several different styles of bags and purses you can make from old jeans, so there's guaranteed to be one to fit your style and lifestyle.


How to Make a Purse Out of Jeans

Funky Jeans BagFunky Jeans Bag: This denim bag is one of the most versatile old jeans purse patterns. You can customize it by choosing what contrasting fabric to use for the bow and trim, and it's large enough to store essentials throughout your busy day.

Bonus: you can use the jeans' existing pockets to store small items like your cell phone, pens, or your keys. You can also purchase used jeans on the cheap at a thrift store to make one for each of your friends. These old jeans purse patterns work for any size jeans as well. Want a larger jeans bag? Buy larger jeans! You could even adapt the pattern to make a small handbag from a pair of child's jeans.


Cupcake Jean PurseCupcake Jeans Purse: Here's a quick embellishment idea for making denim purses. Go crazy with the cupcake motif that has been enjoying popularity among crafters laterly by making a cupcake bag!

Use old jeans purse patterns to make the bag, then decorate it with delectable, yet calorie-free, cupcake embellishments! You might even want to get cute and use this bag when grocery shopping for baking ingredients. Combine two trends in one with this adorable jeans purse, which is appropriate for girls of all ages.


Bow BagBow Bag: This trendy bag is one of the few old jeans purse patterns that doesn't look like it's made from old jeans at first glance. That's because your old jeans are used for the lining of the bag. By lining your bag with recycled denim material, you'll be reinforcing your bag and making sure it can do all the heavy lifting you need it to do, for years to come.

Pick a fun, contrasting fabric for the outside, and finish it all off with a big bow. This bag is perfect for fashion-conscious women and teenagers too! It also includes a fabulous tutorial on making your own pattern, so you can choose what size to make the bag to make sure it meets your needs.


Denim Pocket PurseDenim Pocket Purse: If you're looking for the simplest of old jeans purse patterns, you may have found it with this one! This project is perfect for a child or a beginning sewer to tackle, as it requires only a few cuts and stitches.

Another bonus to this pattern is that it only uses a small portion of your jeans, so you can use the leftover denim to make several other recycled jeans projects. If you need a small tote bag to carry over your shoulder, these old jeans purse patterns are for you.


Denim ToteDenim Tote: Have fun decorating your jeans purse with this tutorial, which uses a combination of embellishments to achieve a one-of-a-kind and eaily customizable look.

If you're not into old jeans purse patterns, you can still use these ideas with just about any other kind of fabric--you could even recycle a pair of khakis or dress pants, maybe! 




Denim Drawstring BagDrawstring Tote: Similar to the Denim Pocket Purse, this bag is simple enough for a beginner to try. You'll learn about recycling jeans and creating drawstring closures with this tutorial.

And since this pattern only requires part of a pant leg, you can use the same pair of jeans for both old jeans purse patterns and make a set of stylish, simple, denim purses.


More Ways To Upcycle Old Jeans

Can't get enough denim?  Here are a few more denim projects you're sure to love:

  1. Sew Easy Skirt Tote
  2. Trick or Treat Denim Bags
  3. Denim Drink Cozy
  4. Denim Flower Brooch


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