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Thread: Some of the jeans bags I have been making

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    Hi Jill, Wow what a bunch of good work you have done! So inspiring and thanks for sharing!
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    Your bags look very nice. Good luck at the craft fair.
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    You will do great. Your purses are very pretty and unique. Women love handmade purses. If you don't sell all of them this time you will. With Christmas coming up sales are much higher. Good Luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparkling Lake View Post
    You will do great. Women love handmade purses. If you don't sell all of them this time you will. With Christmas coming up sales are much higher. Can you post pictures? Good Luck.
    Poctures are posted at the beginning of this thread. Go to "last" page and look at the bottom post.

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    Really cute! I think they will sell.......
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    Wow they look terrific! You'll have to let us know how you made out at your craft show.

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    Those are beautiful. Hope you sell out

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    They are great. I don't think you will have any trouble selling them as they are so well done. I have been wanting to try making one for my GD. I have a bunch of jeans saved for a quilt but since I only use the legs, this is a super idea.

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    I sure hope they realize the work and time these took... They are really clever
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    You are so clever and industrious. Hope your sale goes great.
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    Such cute bags.

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    Beautiful purses! Good luck with the sale.

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    So where was is the pattern available at...

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    Quote Originally Posted by shirsh View Post
    So where was is the pattern available at...
    There are some available on the Internet for free, which I printed out ages ago and never got around to trying them. But, each pair of jeans is different, so a little creativity is needed. I make them two ways, cutting off the legs just below the roach, then stitching across to form the bottom. However, this makes for a shallower bag if you use smaller size jeans or hip huggers. I usually cut the legs off at least 6 inches or so below the crotch and cut out the thick crotch seam, then pin the front together in the center and stitch, making sure it is flat as possible, then flip it over and do the same for th back. Now, I have a skirt, so I just stitch across the bottom front and back to close. I saw this in a demo video on the Internet. Then, start on the lining. I use the legs for the straps and line them with the matching fabric from the tie and lining. As you make a few, you learn little tricks to customize them. Part of the charm is picking the right pair of jeans!

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    Nice job. They are adorable.

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    Wow, your goodwill is a lot higher than ours! Those are cute!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sewnsewer2 View Post
    Wow, your goodwill is a lot higher than ours! Those are cute!!
    Yes, it is more like a boutique. In fact, the front part of the store looks like a clothing boutique, and has the more expensive stuff. I just hope it stays nice. It only opened a few weeks ago, so I imagine that is when thy got the best stuff. I have been in twice now, and last time, walked out with 8 pairs of jeans and a jeans skirt (all for making bags). I love picking through them to find the jeans with the best bling and decoration, and usually try to pair it with a fabric I have for the ties an lining. I think I am hooked on these bags!

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    Very pretty. You have been very busy. Great job.

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    They are adorable!!teenagers will love them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanuatu Jill View Post
    Wish you luck, too! I don't have any advice, as this is my first, too!! I have nearly 60 purses finished, along with 50 tissue covers and a few other bits and pieces, and most of my purses are all priced at $35.00 for the jeans bags, and $45.00 for most of the others. I'm a bit nervous, as I have a lot invested in these and really need to sell them to justify the expense, plus, what will I do with all of them of they do not sell???
    Hi, If you Don't Sell them All at the Craft fair Try to Sell them on 'Itsy' bet you could do well there.
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    I love these bags! They are awesome looking. I would love to make some for Christmas presents. What pattern did you use?

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    Cute idea! Do you make little girls size purse also?

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    Quote Originally Posted by miniqlt View Post
    I love these bags! They are awesome looking. I would love to make some for Christmas presents. What pattern did you use?
    Actually, after seeing a video on the Internet and a free pattern I printed off a while ago, each one is custom made due to the fact each pair of jeans are a bit different. I made straps from one leg, and just cut lining, fuse it with fusible fleece, add pockets, and sew the lining together. Add matching fabric to the straps insert the lining and sew up Rund the top. Make a tie and that's about it. It is a bit tricky, but once you get the hang of it, measuring correctly, etc, they go together nicely. You don't really need a pattern.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gigi4419 View Post
    Cute idea! Do you make little girls size purse also?
    Yes, I buy children's size jeans, usually with embroidery on legs and pockets when I can, and then pick a youthful print for lining, tie, and strap lining. I have made a few children's bags with jeans so far.

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