Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Upcycled Jeans Bags


This week's clothes upcycle is a couple of super easy jeans bags.
I've seen these bags all over the place but never made one myself - so thought it was about time to try one out!

I used this lovely tutorial from Sugar Bee Crafts.
The only thing I changed on my second bag - the pink one - was to box out the bottom corners of the bag so it didn't sag open quite so much.

All you need is a pair of jeans shorts (or cut off jeans) and some 
co-ordinating fabric. Making the bag only takes about half an hour!

I made the blue jeans bag first.



Then the pink one.




Pretty cute bags don't you think?

To see what else I've been making with clothes for my challenge this year - go here.

And for over 600 clothes upcycling ideas in my ongoing linky 
go here - and please do add your own ideas too!



8 comments:

  1. You did a beautiful job Jill. I love them!!!!!!

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  2. Popping over from Totally Terrific Tuesday =) Those are SUPER cute! If I sewed, I'd never throw a pair of shorts away again! If I sewed... Be sure to share your recipes, crafts, upcycles & DIYs at Two Uses Tuesday (Mon 8pm EST to Fri 11pm EST) over at Sarah Celebrates if you don't already!

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    1. Thanks Sarah! And I'll be sure to pop over to your linky party too!

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  3. Awesome bags, Jill! I love your recycled jeans projects! Great work!
    Have a wonderful Easter!
    Hugs and love from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much Ana! Hope you have a great Easter too!

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  4. Great job, Jill. You even lined them - I think I would have given up on that :-p

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    1. Thanks Agy. They were so simple to do - the lining was very easy!

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