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Thread: Some of the jeans bags I have been making

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    Jill, those are wonderful!!! Are they open at the top or do they close in some way? Do they have pockets, etc inside? Just curious. You have done a great job on them!!! Good luck at your sale. Hugs and smiles!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wildyard View Post
    Jill, those are wonderful!!! Are they open at the top or do they close in some way? Do they have pockets, etc inside? Just curious. You have done a great job on them!!! Good luck at your sale. Hugs and smiles!
    Thanks, Linda! they are opened at the top. Haven't figured out how to add magnetic snap yet and really don't like Velcro. They have pockets inside, key clip, and matching tissue packet cover.

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    Those are great... not seen any done this way before .... I really like what you did... I think they would be a hit at the fair.. good luck...

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    Saw them when you first posted, but had to take a secind look, love them.

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    They are cute-nice job!

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    So do you stitch the zipper front closed... I just think they are just to cute.... going to try and make one... Sure wish I had some kind of pattern...

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    Quote Originally Posted by shirsh View Post
    So do you stitch the zipper front closed... I just think they are just to cute.... going to try and make one... Sure wish I had some kind of pattern...
    No, just unzip and unbutton when sewing the lining to the outside at the top. Start at the buttonhole side at the place where the button tab ends, then stop at the other side at the button. Then, just zip up and button. If you unzip and unbutton, all you see is the wrong side of the lining. If you look on the Internet, there are a couple of tutorials on how to do them. That is how I first started making them. There really isn't a pattern because all jeans are a bit different. I just decided to make mine a bit more detailed than the tutorials, with fused lining for strength and lots of inside pockets.
    Last edited by Vanuatu Jill; 11-04-2012 at 07:57 AM. Reason: just understoodmthenquestion!

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    They are so adorable!!!!!!!!!!
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    Those are great bags.

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    Those are great! I am sure these will sell just fine. I am doing my first craft show on Dec. 1 and my excitement is now turning into nervous jitters. Maybe you can sell some through the board if you have any left over. All the best. Good luck!
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    great purses made from jeans. Could you share what pattern you used? I would like to make some for my granddaughters. Thanks so much for sharing your very lovely purses and I am sure you will be successful at the craft fair. I just attended one in our town at the 3 schools that are on the same block, high school, middle and grade and I saw some beautiful things and it looked like the sales were very brisk so hopefully you will have great success.
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    You did a great job on them. Good luck at the craft fair. Hope you sell a bunch!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by homecaregiver View Post
    great purses made from jeans. Could you share what pattern you used? I would like to make some for my granddaughters. Thanks so much for sharing your very lovely purses and I am sure you will be successful at the craft fair. I just attended one in our town at the 3 schools that are on the same block, high school, middle and grade and I saw some beautiful things and it looked like the sales were very brisk so hopefully you will have great success.
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    I don't really use a pattern. I saw a video,clip on line showing how to cut off the legs about 4-6inches below the crotch, then cut the thick seam out of the crotch. Pin the two front legs together until it looks fairly flat, sew from the middle seam down. Do the same for the two back legs. Now you have a skirt. Just seam along the bottom. Use the legs to,cut the straps (I line mine with the matching fabric). I lay the bag on top of my lining fabric and cut around it, adding about 1 1/2" extra at the top. Then I fuse my lining with fusible fleece, make pockets for the inside however you want. Sometimes if the jeans have fancy embroidery down a leg, I use that for an inside pocket. Once the lining is finished, pockets attached etc, sew up the sides and bottom and just put it inside the bag, fleece side to the inside of the bag. It should fit nicely with extra at the top. Fold that extra inside between bag and lining about 1/4" below the waist band. Be sure to add your straps before sewing around the top! Stick the ends in about 1" between bag and lining. I also add a key clip on a strap at this point. Sew around the top. Make a tie with 2x 6 1/2" WOF strips and thread through belt loops and tie! Your done! The biggest problem is sewing around the top since it is so thick. Use a denim or jeans needle and sew slow. I hope this makes sense! The first few I did were a bit flawed, but practice makes perfect. I really enjoy making them! I have sold several and made custom orders for about 6 so far (customers choice of fabric theme). I finished another last night which I will post in a few minutes.
    Last edited by Vanuatu Jill; 11-13-2012 at 07:04 AM.

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    I absolutely love them. Clever, beautiful, functional!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beeboop71 View Post
    Those are great! I am sure these will sell just fine. I am doing my first craft show on Dec. 1 and my excitement is now turning into nervous jitters. Maybe you can sell some through the board if you have any left over. All the best. Good luck!
    I am selling if anyone wants to PM me. Have sold some to board members already.

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    Your bags are adorable!

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