Jeans Bag with Blue Flowers

Jeans Bag with Blue Flowers -

This is a summer bag I have just made with an old pair of jeans. I used the back pockets to make a coin purse.

Jeans Bag with Blue Flowers -

A used the already hemmed legs of the jeans. I simply sewed the two legs together. That gave me two already-made sections. Very easy.

Jeans Bag with Blue Flowers -

As a bonus, this method created a third section, between the two legs. This is where I sew the shoulder strap.

Jeans Bag with Blue Flowers -

I embellished one side with machine-sewn appliqués. The stem is a string that was in my box of bits and pieces. The leaves and the petals are made from polyester scraps. The centres of the flowers are made with the same jeans fabric.

Jeans Bag with Blue Flowers -

The appliqués were sewn with a zig-zag stitch. (You can click on the pictures and zoom to see the details.) For the shoulder strap, I sew two layers of jeans together. First with a straight stitch and then with a blanket stitch. The appliqués on the strap sit on the shoulder.

Jeans Bag with Blue Flowers -

This is the coin purse I have made with the two back pockets. I cut the fabric about 1/2″ around the pockets and sew them, wrong sides together, by hand. The real pockets are perfect for paper money and cards.

Jeans Bag with Blue Flowers -

I even used the zipper that were on the jeans to close the coin purse. I did not bother with any finishing touch in the inside because jeans does not fray much. There is not much left of the old pair of jeans, let me tell you!

Thank you for visiting. I hope you are enjoying warm weather.


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10 thoughts on “Jeans Bag with Blue Flowers

  1. You are so ingenious France! This is a wonderful way to reclaim a favorite old pair of jeans. The applique work you did is amazing! Not many people applique straps and it makes a really nice touch! Love how you even reused the zipper. 🙂

    • Thank you, Marcy! I’m always happy when you come visiting. This coin purse is quite handy. Large enough that it’s easy to reach the coins. I can tell now that I’ve been using it for many days. 🙂

  2. Your jeans bag is absolutely adorable! I love everything about it…. the applique, the hemmed legs used as the body, the coin purse… everything.

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