Thursday, October 6, 2011

Take a look at this simple, purse project that gives you all the pockets of a pair of jeans with the large space associated with hand bags.  Found this over at  They have many, many other free projects, so if you like this one you will want to be sure to go take a look

From Craftbits
Image for Blue Jeans Denim Bootie Bag Purse DIY Craft Project

Denim Jeans purses or booty bag patterns are all the rage right now with literally 100's of patterns on the market.
We decided to bring you this Booty Bag pattern for free!!!
This bag has the option of being a sewing project or a quick no sew bag by using glue. Glue is a great alternative for a quick kids craft thought it may not be as durable.
Low-rise or small jeans make a smaller bag, bigger or high-waist jeans make for a roomier bag.
Lay the jeans flat and cut off the legs.
Cut through the crotch, then straight across for an even edge.
Turn the jeans inside out and glue the bottom closed leaving about 1/2 inch of fabric (or an even edge). Let the glue dry or alternatively sew this section closed.
Turn inside the right way and check bottom for even edge.
Cut the inside seams from both pant legs and make handles from these. Glue or sew them on.
You can also glue or sew in a cheap bandanna as a lining & add embellishments to decorate the outside of the bag.
Velcro or magnetic closures can also be added.
For extra strength you can SEW this bag closed, but then of course it would not be a quick no sew bag for non sewers.
With craft glue this bag is suitable for carrying around lightweight items or as a overnight bag only.

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