How to Make a Blue Jean Purse

by Contributing Writer

Blue jean purses are fun, spunky accessories. This blue jean purse is really easy to make and it's a real conversation starter. You can embellish it any way you want to match any outfit.

Items you will need

  • Sewing machine
  • Pair of jeans
  • Matching thread
  • Embellishments
Step 1

Lay the jeans on a flat surface with the back pockets facing up.

Step 2

Cut the legs off of the jeans and set them aside.

Step 3

Turn the jeans inside-out.

Step 4

With the sewing machine, stitch the opening where the legs used to be together. Do this by folding the fabric over once and sewing a zig-zag stitch along the raw edge.

Step 5

Go back to the legs of the jeans. Cut one open so that it is a long strip of fabric.

Step 6

Decide how long you want your purse's shoulder strap and add two inches to that length.

Step 7

Cut the leg into a strip that is as long as the measurement above and four inches wide.

Step 8

Fold the strip in half with the inside facing out.

Step 9

Fold the raw edges over a half-inch and sew the edges down with a zigzag stitch. Now you should have a long tube of fabric. Turn the tube inside out.

Step 10

Fold the raw edges inside of the tube and sew the strap to the inside edges of the purse on each side about an inch down.

Step 11

Embellish the purse.

Tips

  • For a bigger purse choose a larger size of jeans. Thrift stores are a great place to find jeans for this project.