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Quick review of yet another jean purse I made my Mom for Mother’s day, refashioning a black pair of denim jeans.

Another Jean Purse for Mom

Last year for my Mom’s birthday and Mother’s day gift I made her a pair of purses. One of which was a denim purse made from an old pair of jeans.

Upcycled Jean Purse
The jean purse I made my mom last year

My mom loved the denim one so much that she told me it wore out. Then last month she asked if I could make her a new one.

A Purse for Mother’s Day

The timing was perfect because mother’s day was just around the corner and I still hadn’t gotten her a gift.

Black Jean & Red Floral Purse

For this project I decided to use an old pair of black jeans I had in my stack of clothes to refashion.

Old Black Jeans
First I marked where to cut the jeans

While my mom usually prefers pinks and blues, I thought having a black purse might come in handy since it can go with many colors.

Akram's Ideas: Another Jean Purse
First I cut the legs off the jeans

I used pretty much the same method of making this purse as I did the first jean purse. These black jeans had been discarded because of size. Since there were no holes, I could use all the fabric.

Akram's Ideas: Another Jean Purse
I measured and cut one leg of the jeans to make the bottom of the purse

I cut the leg parts of the jeans to reuse for the straps and the bottom half of the purse. Adding a few more inches to the bottom makes this purse deeper and more useful.

Akram's Ideas: Another Jean Purse
Once cut I just need to sew up the side seams and attach to the top

For the lining and to add contrast I decided to go with a red floral print I had. The red fabric had little yellow and white flowers with black accent.

Mom’s Gift

My mom was thoroughly happy to get a new jean purse. She was so so on the color, but was sure it would work anyways.

Akram's Ideas: Another Jean Purse
The completed purse

While the purse came out nicely the only thing I’m a little unhappy with is the contrasting tie I added for detail on the outside of the purse.

Akram's Ideas: Another Jean Purse
The red floral interior gives it nice contrast

I used the floral fabric to make this tie, but I didn’t have quite enough left, so it came out a bit short. This means when tied around the purse, it pulls to opening of the purse slightly closed.

Oh, well, other than that I’m happy with it and so is my mom.

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Quick review of yet another jean purse I made my Mom for Mother’s day, refashioning a black pair of denim jeans.

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Akram Taghavi-Burris

designer, writer, educator, tech nerd, crafter, baker, sewer and vintage collector, who Brings Creative & Crazy Ides to Life.

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