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.
This is so cute! Do we need to iron the waistband so it could flap down?ReplyDelete
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.Delete
Now that is cute AND quick!! I knew those cocktail ring flowers would make the cutest embellishments! Nice job girl!ReplyDelete
Love that the embellishment can be changed out for something different. Genius!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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:)Delete
Fantastic idea to recycling. Chao!!ReplyDelete
it's very simple and good ideaReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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!
You're my type of creator.. Awesome work!ReplyDelete
Hi, Vegas Vee! Thanks for the sweet comment - I like the idea of being 'creator' as well as 'crafter.'Delete