Tuesday, August 27, 2013

No-Sew Mini Blue Jean Purse

One more itty bitty blue jean upcycle idea for you.  This tiny purse is made from the small coin pocket inside the front pocket of a pair of Levis.



Make it in five little minutes, without sewing a stitch!  Set yer stopwatch - ready?  Here goes!

Cut the coin pocket away from the jeans, including a section of the waistband above the pocket.




Poke two holes, just below the waistband section.




Thread some cord through the holes; tie knots in front.



Now, when you fold the waistband down, it forms the front flap!  How groovy is that?


Stop yer stopwatches, people - your five minute blue jean mini purse is done!



Wasn't that simple?  And it is a perfect blank slate, just waiting to be embellished.  Paint it, add buttons, pin on a brooch, glitter it up, whatever floats your boat.

I used a scrapbooking brad to add a layered flower to mine (seen in a previous post as a blue jean cocktail ring).  Here's how:






That was easy, too, eh?



That little coin pocket is now my favorite part of a worn out pair o' jeans!

Thanks for checking in, you guys - see you again soon.




12 comments:

  1. This is so cute! Do we need to iron the waistband so it could flap down?

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    1. Hi, Onel! Nope, it will fold itself down perfectly without ironing. If you want to, you can add some kind of fastener, like a button and loop, to make it more secure. But I noticed that just adding the flower onto the flap gave it more weight, and it stayed closed. Something even heavier like a brooch would really do the trick.

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  2. Now that is cute AND quick!! I knew those cocktail ring flowers would make the cutest embellishments! Nice job girl!

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  3. Love that the embellishment can be changed out for something different. Genius!
    Hugs

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  4. OMG I love it and I have a number of old blue jeans. I will check out your other blue jean how too's as well. thanks for posting.

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    1. Just found my old blue jeans and they didn't have coin pockets :( So will have to find another use for them, and not leave them sitting down the bottom of the wardrobe. thanks again for posting this and your other ideas:)

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  5. Fantastic idea to recycling. Chao!!

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  6. Hi Michelle! I know it's been a long time... I took a break, eh? I felt it was time to check in on you. How've you been? I'm enamoured with the teeny tiny little fish earrings in the next post. So adorably fishy. I hadn't a clue about the knot covers. Didn't even know they existed but they make the cutest jewelry. Or should I say, YOU make the cutest jewelry WITH them.

    And of course, I'm totally partial to the little pocket purse. Denim rocks, as you know. I might just be inspired to break an old pocket out and make my own. Love this!

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  7. You're my type of creator.. Awesome work!

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    1. Hi, Vegas Vee! Thanks for the sweet comment - I like the idea of being 'creator' as well as 'crafter.'

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