Upcycle Old Jeans

By: Diana Callaghan from
Upcycle Old Jeans
Upcycle Old Jeans

"This tutorial contains 5 different ways to upcycle old jeans. There is a skirt, a cross body bag, a coin purse, a storage bin and a baby's bib all made from a single pair of jeans. There is nothing better than re-purposing old jeans into usable items for your self and for your home. These five patterns are simple to make, require only basic sewing skills and can truly all be made with one pair of jeans."

Project TypeMake a Project

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Sewn byBoth Hand and Machine


Materials List

  • Jeans
  • Cotton fabric
  • Faux Leather straps
  • Coin purse frame
  • Magnetic snap
  • Lace

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I am notorious for hoarding old clothes in the hopes that they can somehow be repurposed into something useful. My overflowing jean drawer has heard its prayers with these clever ideas! I can't wait for the beautiful contrasts I can make between the durable denim and delicate lace trim.

Love refashioning and upcycling old jeans. Lots of ways to transform jeans here. The tiny coin purse is my favorite. The cross-body purse with a leather strap and lace trim is also nice. Either would make for great gift ideas. Easy to follow clear photos and instructions on how to duplicate all the projects.


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