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.

Putting it All Together: STEP 1: Baste each handle to the top edge of the exterior portion of the bag. The handles’ ends should extend 2" above the top edge of the bag. Position them equally distanced from the side seams of the bag and there should be 7 3/4" between them. The pocket should be positioned directly between them.
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