Upcycled Denim Tote Bag

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Upcycled Denim Tote Bag
Upcycled Denim Tote Bag

Make your old shirt into something completely new like this Upcycled Denim Tote Bag. Denim is such a durable fabric, which means you can refashion it into practically anything you can imagine. You can also use old jeans to make this DIY tote bag. It's a a super easy sewing project that could be used as an everyday bag. What's even better than not having to spend any money on fabric is that you can finish this sewing pattern in two hours!

Project TypeMake a Project

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Sewn byMachine


Materials List

  • Denim shirt of your choice
  • Scissors
  • Iron
  • Lining fabric (I used an old white bed sheet)
  • Pins
  • Sewing machine
  • Cotton thread to match your fabric

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I love this bag pattern so much that I have made 3 so far. One in denim, one in a mix of denim and striped fabric with the third one in a mixture of floral prints and they are all gorgeous! They are great as gifts and the pattern is so detailed and easy to follow that you will also want to make more than one.

Love, love, love the denim purse!

This bag looks so simple, but that's what makes it great for everyday use. I love that there is a pocket on the outside!


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