30 Days of Creativity and the theme for Day 4 is Trousers, so I decided to turn a pair of jeans into a girly tote bag. I used tulle as an accent through the belt loops but any fabric or even a belt could be used.
- Jeans or pants with belt loops
- Sewing Machine and thread
- Tulle (off of a roll from the Dollar Store - approx. 12 inches wide & 3 yds)
Cut pants off straight across above the crotch.
Zigzag around all edges to prevent fraying.
Turn inside out and pin together at the bottom and stitch 5/8 inch away from the edge. Trim corners and turn right side out.
For the handle, I cut 2 pieces of rope a little over a yard long each and sewed to the pants 3 inches away from each edged on each side. If the rope you use is polyester, you can seal the edge using a lighter or candle before applying to the jeans.
Cut the tulle at a diagonal on the edges, thread through the loops and tie in a bow.
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