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Thread: Husband's jean made a nice handbag :) Yes, he knows :)

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    Husband's jean made a nice handbag :) Yes, he knows :)

    I wanted a new handbag and had a pair of my husband's old jeans asking to be recycled into somthing fun. I also had been wanting to try my hand at ribbon embroidery. What better place to embroidery then on a pair of jeans. Made me remember my jeans during my teenage years in the 70s. Okay, the embroidery then was more peace signs and such, but I think my flowers on the handbag turned out nicely and the leather purse handles really adds to the bag. The jeans were Harley Davidson jean hence the HD logo. A cool thing with the HD jean is the watch or coin pocket is, it is complete pocket, so I used it on the front of the bag. Thanks for looking.
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    Yep I agree. Looks great.
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    Love the bag - great use of old jeans. Great job.
    Jody Price

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    Just love it, great job and thank you for sharing.
    Have a Blessed day
    Ellen

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    Excellent idea ... how cute

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    Question

    How did you make the handles
    Or what did you make them from?

    Thanks

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    Great looking purse! Looks more "grown-up" than other patterns for recycled jeans purse. Did you put pockets on the inside? How did you line it?
    Make it a scrappy happy day!

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    That is one cute purse, and I agree it is a much nicer pattern than the usual old jean purses. Would be interested to know how you did it.

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    How clever you are! Love the bag and a great way to recycle.
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    Love it, and all the extra embroidery you added
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    Very nice....especially like the addition of the embroidery!

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    You did a great job. Love the bag and the embroidery too!
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    Ver clever upcycling ... your design is wonderful.

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    very nice job. i love it. i too would like to know about the handle and the lining. do you have a pattern of sorts..thank you for sharing

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    Awe, too cute!
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    Neat purse!

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    Excellent!

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    Awesome job!!

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    Very Cute!! Love it!!

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    Love it, nice job!!!

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    Very nice looks great!!
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    That makes a wonderful purse. Cute embellishments.

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    Looks like a successful transformation of an old pair of jeans
    Doreen

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    Yes, they do make nice bags. Love the embroidery.

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    That looks great, especially the embroidery!
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