next weekend, i was thinking of making a jean purse following these instructions:
'What you'll need: An old pair of jeans in decent condition, a sewing machine (bonding moment: get your mom or grandma to teach you how to use theirs) or a needle, thread (pick a color, any color), scissors and a little creativity.
First: Pick a leg of your doomed jeans and cut off the bottom hem, then set it aside. Be sure to get it nice and even, it's going to end up as the purse's super sturdy handle.
Then: Starting at the bottom of the snipped leg, measure the depth of the bag you'd like. A little bag should do -- you don't want to be carrying around a long denim tube! Try to keep it at least as deep as the height of the jeans' back pocket. Cut a nice, straight line across the leg at your desired length and you're ready to sew.
Okay: Turn the newly-cut leg piece inside out. Sew Young Sew Fun or Threads Online for beginner's tips and info.) Stitch one side together to create and seal the bottom of the bag. Whatever method you choose (hand sewing or machine) is totally cool -- just be sure you get that thing closed up or you'll be leaving a trail of tampons on your next trip to the mall.
Next: Carefully take the scissors to your back pocket of choice and remove it. If you've got a seam ripper, use it to make sure the pocket comes off cleanly. Turn the purse right side out and position the pocket in the center of your newly sewn sack. Then, turn it inside out again, and snugly sew on your well-placed pocket.
'Bout Done: Turn it right-side out. Take the bottom hem you set aside earlier, cut it to the length you'd like your handle to be, and sew one end to the inside of each side. Extra stitching is a good idea so everything will hold together nicely.
Finally, all finished! You've got an individualized jean bag ready"
but i dont want the purse to completely open. I was thinking off adding like flap i could button closed or a zipper, but dont know how. ne ideas or tips would rock! thanx y'all.