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