Jean Leg Purse

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If your house is anything like mine, you’ve got tons of old jeans that can no longer be worn for one reason or another by all members of the family. I’ve been toying with the idea of making a jean quilt, but I’m a bit behind on my quilts as it is, so I needed something that would tJean Leg Purseake a little less time. I have found the perfect thing! A Jean Leg Purse!

I found the directions over at and thought I’d share them here.

What you need:

Old Jeans, needle and thread or sewing machine, trim or appliques (optional).
What to do:

Cut the legs off an old pair of jeans. Cut the hem off the legs. You’ll use one leg for the purse and the other leg for the strap and decoration. Sew across the bottom, about 1″ from the edge. Snip up to the sewing line every 1/4″ to make a decorative frayed edge along the bottom of the purse. Snip along the top in the same way.

Cut half the other leg into nine 3/4″ strips. Tie the ends of the strips together so you have three strips of three tied together. Braid. Stitch the braid ends to the purse.

To decorate, cut out two heart shapes in the remaining denin. Stitch to the purse leaving raw edges to fray. Stitch on an applique between the two hearts.

Bandana Purse

Filed Under Crafts, Purse, Bandana | 3 Comments

This purse is so easy to make! There’s no sewing… just cut and knot!

You can buy bandanas at almost any dollar store or department store. Purchase two of them. Lay the bandanas out, wrong sides together, lining up edges as best as possible. Using fabric shears, cut 1″ around entire bandana “sandwich” in one piece and set it aside to use as the handle. Then cut a slit every 3/4″ cutting up to the most inner printed square on the bandana on 3 sides of the bandana. You will be cutting out the corners and discarding these small squares of fabric. Beginning at one of the corners, take one of the fringes from the top and one from the bottom and tie them together in a double knot. Tie one on each corner. Continue tying all around except for the top. This will be left open.

To make the handle, cut each long scrap into two equal pieces. Discard one piece and braid the other three together knotting at each end. Knot an end to each side of the bag. Iron the top fringes down on each side.

Very quick and easy! Little girls will love this!

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