Up-cycled Jeans Bag

Well, after receiving a bunch of brandy new jeans, I decided to try my hand at a bag. I liked the idea of turning the top half of the jeans into a tote of some kind.

So, I just winged it. Wung it? Hmmm.

Here’s what I came up with. If I had to do it again, and chances are I will, I do a few things differently.
1. I’d cut the belt loops off the top as they were a real pain to sew over and around.

2. I cut some of the material away from the button area before adding the lining since that too was very thick to sew around.

3. I’d add interfacing to the lining to give the bag more structure. It’s a bit on the floppy side.


I used a printed canvas fabric for the lining.


The denim has a cool marbled look.


It stands up on its own!


I added 2 inside pockets as well.

It’s cute and I’ll use it but I wouldn’t sell it like this. So, back to the design wall!

Latest e-Reader Bags!


One of my latest medium e-Reader bags. This one is made of sturdy fabric and lines with an adorable pink/white check. There are 2 inside pockets and 2 outer pockets. The back pocket is extra padded to protect an eReader such as a Kindle or Nook


This e-Reader bag also sports polka dots but these are a little more random and varied. Same pockets as above, perfect for your small e-Reader. Take your books everywhere!