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.



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

  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!

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

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

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

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

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


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