Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Outgrown Jeans to Girly Purse

Time for another refashion!  I don't know about you, but I can't get enough of them.  

People create purses out of old jeans all the time, right?  Well, adults don't have fun embroidery on their jeans like little girls do.  I took advantage of it, since the detail was too cute to waste!  And made this for my daughter!

If you have a fun pair of jeans with detail/embroidery on the bottom of the pant leg, you can make one too.  Even if the jeans DON'T have any detail, you could do it yourself, or add some applique's or patches, etc.  And the best part is that you're using the bottom of the pants, so you could always refashion the top portion into jean shorts or a skirt!  Love it!!  

Okay.  First off cut off that leg pant portion.  

Then cut down one side, you don't have to, but it makes it easier when making the flap.  Look, the embroidery is on the back too!  So cute.

Next, you'll be cutting an inch or so off the front portion.

Next, fold over the edge, pin and hem.  

I used pink just because everything is so colorful already!

I made the top flap rounded by using my rotary cutter.  Scissors work fine, too.

Go through your sewing scraps and find some leftover single fold bias tape.  

You don't need much, just for the top flap.  Pin it on and sew.

With the right sides in, pin the two sides together and sew, leaving the bottom open.

Flip right side out and pin the bottom together and sew.  I used the existing hem line to sew on.

Next, I sewed on some velcro to fasten the purse.  You could also use a button and sew a button hole or snap, but I used what I had, plus I am way too lazy to sew a button and a hole velcro is easier for little fingers and hands.

Looking good.  Now all you need is a strap!

So far so good, she was pretty excited! 

Again, I went through my scraps and found an old shoe lace.  You could also use ribbon or bias tape.

I trimmed it down and pinned it to the sides of the inside of the purse.

And that's all there was to it!  New purse for a little girl!

So girly and cute!

Next thing I know she'll be asking me for money to go the mall.  Oh boy.

Thanks for dropping in!!

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Vanessa said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi, Vixen

Sweet purse.


Mom Daughter Style said... Best Blogger Tips

so cute! You gave me an idea, my daughter loves bags.

LV said... Best Blogger Tips

I have seen various things made from old jeans, but nothing to compare to this. That is an absolutely lovely little purse or bag.

Pam said... Best Blogger Tips

Adorable!!! Thanks for sharing a great tutorial.

mary said... Best Blogger Tips

That is very pretty purse. And your daughter is very pretty girl.


~~Carol~~ said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh my goodness, the embroidery on those jeans are a work of art! Love your refashioning of them, and that little model is just adorable!
Happy REDnesday,

Susanne said... Best Blogger Tips

This purse was adorable!
Wish you a good day :)

trophyw.blogspot.com said... Best Blogger Tips

Very cute=although it made me think that us grown ups should also get some embroidery on our jeans as well.

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Vanessa Thanks, Vanessa!

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Mom Daughter Style That's great! Have fun!

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@LV Thanks so much!

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Pam Thanks, Pam!!

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@mary Thanks, Mary! You are so sweet!

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@~~Carol~~ Thanks for dropping by, Carol!

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Susanne Thank you!

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@trophyw.blogspot.com Yeah, no kidding! Thanks!!

Tammy said... Best Blogger Tips

This is just darling! I don't usually care much for recycled blue jean purses, but this one is tooo cute!! I'll have to watch the thrift stores for jeans that I could use for this, as my little girl isn't so little anymore :( Thanks for sharing it :)

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Tammy Thanks! I feel the same way about recycled jean purses, but I had to put the cute embroidery to use! Thanks so much for your comment!

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