Terri Bose of MakingFriends.comhttp://makingfriends.com
Making cut-off shorts out of an old pair of jeans? Save the legs to make a trendy purse. Anna from Kings Park, NY made this purse with some help from her mom and grandma.
Needle and Thread or Sewing Machine
Applique or Trim (optional)
Cut the legs off an old pair of jeans. Cut the hem off the legs. You'll use one leg for the purse and the other leg for the strap and decoration. Sew across the bottom, about 1" from the edge. Snip up to the sewing line every 1/4" to make a decorative frayed edge along the bottom of the purse. Snip along the top in the same way.
Cut half the other leg into nine 3/4" strips. Tie the ends of the strips together so you have three strips of three tied together. Braid. Stitch the braid ends to the purse.
To decorate, cut out two heart shapes in the remaining denim. Stitch to purse leaving raw edges to fray. Stitch on an applique between the two hearts.
This craft is reprinted courtesy of Terri of MakingFriends.com.