Try This: How to Make a Handbag from Recycled Jeans

Tough and rugged, this recycled denim bag makes a great carry-all. Learn how to make a handbag from recycled jeans with this easy sewing project.

How to Insert the Interior Hang Pocket: STEP 1: 1. Cut a piece of the same jeans into a 7 1/2" × 19" rectangle; STEP 2: With the denim side up, fold the bottom (short side) up 1/2" and press. Fold over 1/2" once more and press. Topstitch 1/4" from the edge closest to the denim.
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