Funky Jeans Bag
Recycle an old pair of jeans into a Funky Jeans Bag with this tutorial by Stefi Luca. In this tutorial, you'll use a bright fabric like the red fabric pictured for the lining and embellishments. Before you know it, you'll have an amazing recycle craft that will impress everyone who sees it. With this free sewing tutorial, you can make a fabulous creation that you'll love toting around everywhere you go. Not only is this sewing pattern a wonderful way to reuse old jeans, it's a great chance to test out your sewing skills. DIY bags like this one are fun to make and even more thrilling to use. No one will be able to resist such a cute craft idea like this one. Don't hesitate to make this easy sewing project today.
Also, check out the video above to see another awesome way you can recycle an old pair of jeans!
Estimated CostUnder $10
Project TypeMake a Project
- Pair of worn out jeans
- Linen for lining
- Matching thread
Funky Jeans Bag
Recycled Jeans Craft Instructions
When you have all the materials at hand, we can proceed to the next step.
Level the top edges of the waistband and pin them together. Cut the jeans a few inches under the crotch point. Then separate the front and back sides at the crotch area.
Sew the front legs (as to cover what used to be crotch area), which will make your short jeans look like a skirt.
Turn the jeans inside out, pin again the top edges of the waistband on the wrong side and sew the bottom. Cut out the remaining fabric, after sewing.
Lay the jeans on the folded linen and cut it along the line of the jeans: 1 inch exceeding the waistline. Sew the linen on the wrong side. Before sewing you can add some inner pockets if you wish, if not – no biggie as there are plenty of outside pockets.
I applied two inner pockets, one regular and one phone pocket to which I added a lid. I followed my dad’s suggestion when seeing my green bag: “What if you turn your bag upside down looking for something inside, your phone may drop down”.
Cut two strips out of the jeans legs and two out of the linen. I wanted really long straps so I created one strap from one strip and a half. Sew them and get two lined straps.
Place the straps between the jeans and the lining and sew them all together. Add a fastening device. I have first thought of sew-on snaps but finally gave in for an easier solution. You now have a funky jean bag.