diy jeans

Got jeans that don’t fit anymore? Here’s a DIY to make something out of it.

Beauty Fashion Lifestyle

We all have super expensive jeans that don’t fit anymore. You can’t keep it, but you also don’t want to give it away. So, what to do? Here’s a hack to make the best of it. Learn how to make bags from old jeans – This is one DIY project that appeals to those of us who hoard old jeans. There so many old jeans in my cupboard belonging to all four of us in our family- some torn in all the wrong places, some not fitting anymore in girth, some too short, some not fashionable enough. All of them waiting for some easy recycling ideas – to be made into new and beautiful denim bags.

One advantage of a jean bag is that you literally do not have to care about your perfect stitching skills – the rugged look of the jeans fabric takes care of all that. Then the seam stitching on the jeans is an added charm. You also get a readymade top edge if we use the hem or the waistband as the upper edge. You do not have to worry about interfacing as denim fabric is thick enough.

So here’s how to make a Jean bag:

• To use the front portion of the jeans as it is is a simple plan for the bag. You just need to stitch the bottom edge to make this bag. But there is a problem – the front crotch seam is curved. You will have to open it up and straighten it – but that is easy. Go about with the following steps –

1. Cut out the jeans straight on the crotch level. Open up the curved seam on the front with your seam ripper.

2. Reposition it straight and stitch it

3. Side seams are already stitched for this bag but on the bottom edge, you may wish to make a curved shape. Join the bottom edge and add a strap.

Your bag is now ready, go ahead and flaunt it!