Old Blue Jeans to New Backpack Purse

I took some old blue jeans destined for the discard pile and cut strips to make a flexible purse-or-backpack that would be durable for traveling and didn't cost a thing. Because there is no seam at the bottom I have high hopes that it can take some serious wear and tear. (Basically, I made one long rectangle of the strips and then folded it in half and sewed up the sides.) The handle and backpack straps were a thrift store belt that I got for free at one of our thrift store's everything-is-free days.

I love re-imagining trash! There are some more photos on my blog that give a better idea of how I put it together. I hope it inspires you to think of ways to put denim to work for you.

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Jpario
Bio: I am a teacher and writer who dabbles in art, sewing, and creative upcycling. I also do freelance wr... read more

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