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How To Make A Woven Denim Bag Out Of Recycled Jeans


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How To Make A Woven Denim Bag Out Of Recycled Jeans

This Woven Denim Bag is a DIY gem, it’s so simple to make because it involves only minimal sewing, the rest is glued with either a hot glue gun, Fabri-Tac, or Liquid Stitch. I decided to make this little Upcycled Denim Bag for my niece who is turning 12 this week. I first cut one back pocket out of the jeans, then cut a section of the jeans thigh. You leave it attached, unlike most instructions for this type of project. Set the pocket on there as a guide, but the pocket isn’t glued on yet, it’s just there to help you decide where you want to cut. There is no real wrong way to do this denim bag.

Materials:

  • 1 1/2 to 2-inch Denim Strips (cut from old denim)
  • Scissors
  • A Sewing Machine
  • Thread
  • Glue (Fabritac, Hot Glue, or Liquid Stitch)
  • A zipper

Directions:

First, cut your denim strips into 1 1/2 to 2 inches wide (going straight down the leg of your jean).

How to make a woven denim bag out of recycled jeans

Then fold the strips over and glue or sew down (you can sew a double top stitch or use fabric glue)

How to make a woven denim bag out of recycled jeans

Then after you get all of your strips sewn or glued, secure the tops together with a basting stitch and start your weave in a big square.

How to make a woven denim bag out of recycled jeans

Then continue weaving until your weave pattern is bigger than the size of the bag (you will need two of these, one for the front and one for the back).

How to make a woven denim bag out of recycled jeans

 

Then cut both front and back woven sections according to the pattern of your bag, then sew together, and add your zipper and strap.

How to make a woven denim bag out of recycled jeans

This bag is so cute and boho foxy, I love it!

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