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Craft: Jean Pocket Purse

Craft: Jean Pocket Purse

Total Time Needed: 1-2 Hours

Recycle a pair of pockets into a hip tote bag.


  • A pair of old blue jeans (for the purse's pockets)
  • Scissors
  • Fabric glue
  • 4-foot long thick cotton cord
  • Needle and thread
  • 2 Velcro tabs


Jean Pocket Purse - Step 1

1. Start by cutting a pair of matching back pockets from old jeans, leaving at least 1 inch of material around the pockets.

2. Place one cutout pocket side up on your work surface. Line both sides and the bottom edge with fabric glue (we used Crafter's Pick), then carefully lay the second cutout pocket side down directly on top of it, securing them together.

Jean Pocket Purse - Step 3

3. Fold down the fabric at the tops of the pockets and glue in place. Allow the glue to dry.

4. When the glue is dry, turn the bag inside out.

5. For a strap, tie a knot at each end of a 4-foot length of thick cotton cord. With needle and thread, sew one end of the cord along each side of the bag.

6. For a closure tab, glue or stitch 2 Velcro tabs just inside the top of the bag.