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 â€œhow to make a bag of an old pair of jeansâ€, youâ€™ll find these helpful DIYs/HOW TOs (45.000.000 hits â€¦..). I was inspired by this particular one, and gave my own twist to it, which I will show you here.
From the legs, you cut the handles, stitch them on the inside of the bag.
Once the bag was sewn â€“ an easy and quick task â€“ I began to dress it up.
You know how I love crochet flowers ( remember the flowery tea cosy?), so these had to be appliquÃ©d onto my bag, as well as a colorful heart here and there.
I love the fact that the original jeans pockets come in handy, to store a lipstick, a phone. Iâ€™ve added two pockets on the inside of the bag and used lovely AndrÃ©eâ€™s idea to recycle two lonely crochet hexagons that were sitting somewhere in my craftroom.
In 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.
Ta-dah! One Happy Flower Power Jeans Bag!