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 10: Using a ruler, draw a straight line across the seamed corners with tailor’s chalk or a pen to create a triangle. Your line should measure 4" across. Pin on both sides of the line. Make sure that your lines are parallel with one another and that the opening forms another straight parallel line. Sew along the chalk lines, making sure to lock stitches. Trim off the excess fabric (snip the corner).
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