Flower Power Jeans Bag

One of the things that has been on my have-to-make-list for a long time was this bag, made of an old pair of jeans.

If you google “how to make a bag of an old pair of jeans”, you’ll find these helpful DIYs/HOW TOs (45.000.000 hits …..). I was inspired by this particular one, and gave my own twist to it, which I will show you here.

In short: you cut off the legs, straighten the bottom part, sew front and back together.
maRRose - CCC: Happy Flower Power Bag

From the legs, you cut the handles, stitch them on the inside of the bag.

maRRose - CCC: Happy Flower Power BagMeasure out the lining, sew the inner bag together and hand stitch it into the bag.
maRRose - CCC: Happy Flower Power BagmaRRose - CCC: Happy Flower Power BagmaRRose - CCC: Happy Flower Power BagThat’s basically it – now the fun part starts: decorating your bag!
maRRose - CCC: Happy Flower Power Bag

Once the bag was sewn – an easy and quick task – I began to dress it up.
You know how I love crochet flowers ( remember the flowery tea cosy?), so these had to be appliquéd onto my bag, as well as a colorful heart here and there.
maRRose - CCC: crochet flowers

I love the fact that the original jeans pockets come in handy, to store a lipstick, a phone. I’ve added two pockets on the inside of the bag and used lovely Andrée’s idea to recycle two lonely crochet hexagons that were sitting somewhere in my craftroom.
06maRRose - CCC: Happy Flower Power BagIn order to be able to properly close the bag, I crocheted some twenty chains, slip stitched back and sewed the loop onto the back of the bag; this way I can simply use the button of the jeans.
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Ta-dah! One Happy Flower Power Jeans Bag!

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