Jeans Purse from hem scraps and flat-felled seam for strap

comments (2) May 19th, 2010 in gallery     

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I used hems from old jeans for the front, back and front flap.  I used the flat-felled seam for a strap and edge cut with a rotary cutter blade.  On the front is a decoratrive button closure with elastic encased in black satin.  I also stitched beads along the front flap.  The back has two pair of horseshoes embroidered in the center.  The purse is lined.  The entire purse was sewn with my Bernina 950, and the embroidery done with my Bernina 180E. I intend to make many more of these for a local crafts fair. 

Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: gallery, handbag, purse, recycle, jeans

Comments (2)

CraftyMay writes: Love the little bag, how clever. I've just started taking up jeans hems for local shop and had a bag of scraps waiting to go to dustbin. Oh, so glad I rescued them as it would not have been a good sight - me rumaging in the wheelie bin with just ankles showing !
Posted: 6:49 am on September 26th
cathyscreations writes: I love are clever. I have never thought of using hems. Cathy
Posted: 11:12 pm on August 28th
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