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« on: May 30, 2007 09:27:42 PM »



My sister started making these jeans bags several years ago, and after she made me one, I used it to figure out how to make another one, with a few modifications.  Then I made this one for a friend about a year ago, and took pictures so I could do a tutorial.  

Cut out the top part of the jeans, about the size you want your bag.


Sew the bottom edge, right sides together, and lay out flat.


Cut out the lining and hem both short edges, making sure that its a little longer than the jeans piece.


If you want the bag to have inside pockets, cut out extra pieces of material and sew them as pockets onto the lining.


Pin lining to jeans piece, wrong sides together.  Since the lining is a little longer, some of it should peek over the top of the jeans.


Cut out and hem pieces of denim and lining material your desired width and length for the strap, with the lining a little wider than the denim, so it also peeks out.  Sew the lining to the denim, wrong sides together.  My strap is about 1 in. wide, and long enough so that the bottom of the bag is just above my knee when I wear it on one shoulder.


Sew each end of the strap to its corresponding edge of the bag.  Its a little tricky getting the bottom part right, but the sides are easy.  Just tuck the raw edges of the bag about a cm. behind the strap and sew (unless you want it to be completely finished, with no raw edges on the inside, in which case youd have to hem the edges first).


All done!  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2007 09:29:44 PM »

oops, i just realized i should have put this in the reconstructed section.  i don't know how to switch it.
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Hadassah
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2007 07:41:35 AM »

Thats Awesome! I love it!
I've always wanted to know how to make one of those bags
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spiderlady
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2007 09:02:33 AM »

That's a great bag!  I've bookmarked your tute so I can give it a try.  Thanks!
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« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2007 05:50:43 PM »

I love the way you used the side of the jeans as the front and the flatness/squareness of the bag. Great job!
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Hadassah
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2008 07:54:16 PM »

Hey, what size jeans did you use for the bag? I have several different sizes to try but I want it to be able to hold my school books.
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« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2008 08:24:28 PM »

hmm, i don't remember what size exactly...i think it was a pair of guy's jeans, maybe size 30 waist?  if you're not sure what size to use, just fold your jeans in half and see if it's wider than your books.
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Hadassah
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2008 07:32:51 AM »

Oh. Okay. That works too!  Smiley Can't wait to try this one out!
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« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2008 09:14:32 PM »

L O V E    I T, so nice of u to do tut!!
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« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2010 07:50:37 PM »

I used to make these in the 80s!
I just made one for the youngest girl here, it is out of a pair of her cords, so it is small, turned out really cool, used an old belt of hers for the strap.


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