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.

STEP 1: Take two 4" x 10" strips and place the denim sides together. Pin and sew a 1/4" seam down the length of one side. Connect a total of six strips in this manner. Set this six-strip piece aside and repeat the same steps with the other six 4" x 10" strips for the other side of the bag.
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