6 Old Jeans Purse Patterns
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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.
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? 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.
Find even more ways to recycle old jeans and denim in our collection of What To Do With Old Jeans: 34 Recycled Crafts With Denim
How to Make a Purse Out of Jeans
- Funky 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. These old jeans purse patterns work for any size jeans as well.
- Cupcake Jean Purse
Go crazy with the cupcake motif that has been enjoying popularity among crafters by making a cupcake bag! Use old jeans purse patterns to make the bag, then decorate it with delectable, yet calorie-free, cupcake embellishments!
- Bow Bag Sewing Tutorial
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.
- Denim 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.
- Denim Tote
Have fun decorating your jeans purse with this tutorial, which uses a combination of embellishments to achieve a one-of-a-kind and easily customizable look.
- Denim Drawstring Bag
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
- Sew Easy Skirt Tote
Maybe, you don't have any old jeans to upcycle. But if you have an old skirt lying in your closet, you can still join in on the fun! This sewing tutorial will teach you to transform your skirt into a sturdy yet fashionable bag.
- Trick or Treat Denim Bags
Why spend money on a Halloween bucket when you can create your own at home? Take those old jeans out of your attic, and make these precious treat bags that your kids will love.
- Denim Drink Cozy
You've seen crochet and knit cozies, but have you seen a denim one? Prevent your hands from being cold or not by sewing a denim cozy! This tutorial is so easy to follow that you'll be done with this project in no time.
- Denim Flower Brooch
Use some old denim to create a fun flower brooch! Sew this lovely accent onto one of your tote bags, jackets, or shirts to transform your outfits from ordinary to extraordinary.
Don't throw your old jeans away! Check out this sewing tutorial to transform your jeans into a cute twirl dress: How to Make a Twirl Dress from a Denim Overall
What else do you like to make out of old jeans?
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