Monday, September 16, 2019

No Sew Lined Denim Bag

I recently made a denim bowl out of hubby's jeans and had lots of fabric scraps left over. The left over denim fabric was perfect to make a small shoulder bag for our Craft Room De-Stash Challenge. Who doesn't love using up scraps to make a project!
And I had everything else I used to make it in my stash, too!

And it's not just any denim bag, either! But a no-sew lined denim bag with an outside pocket!
Denim Scraps
Fat Quarter Fabric 18"x 22"
Fabri-Tac Glue
Metal or D-rings
Magnetic Snap
Lanyard clips

Measure and cut out an area around one of the jeans back pockets large enough for a small bag. (9" x 9 1/2")

Then line up that piece with part of the pant's leg to cut out for the back.

Next, place both pieces separately on the fat quarter material, edge to edge. 
Run a generous amount of Fabri-Tac fabric glue along the tops of both pieces and seal together.
While the glue is drying, cut off two denim belt loops, smoothing them out .  .  .
then pushing the fabric loop through metal rings, folding over and gluing ends together, in place.

Spread the fabric and denim out, right sides up and glue loops down along edges at top denim side and clip in place until glue dries.

Then place right sides together, and run a generous amount of fabric glue 1/4" around the edges, leaving an opening to turn the fabric inside out. Be sure to smooth-out all of the glued edges and let dry.
Turn the piece inside out once the glue is no longer tacky and is completely dry. Then close the opening used for turning with additional glue and let dry.
Straighten seams and corners of the bag and check for any areas that might need additional glue.
Attach a magnetic snap for closing by inserting prongs into lining fabric and then closing prongs with pliers
I had a couple of old neck lanyards that I removed the end clip-ons and attached them to a cut off pants seam for the shoulder strap for a cool look!
Just perfect to carry an iphone, keys and wallet!

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  1. What a cute little purse! When I was teaching in the classroom one of my students made me something similar. I used it to store my hallway passes and clinic slips!

  2. No sew is my kind of project! This is a clever way to use the remaining fabric from the jeans.

  3. Great way to upcycle old jeans and makes for a pretty bag too.

  4. This is so cute, I need to show this to my daughter, she would love it!

  5. Well, aren't you just the cleverest?! Your bag is super cute! With your photos and instructions, anyone could create their own. Well done! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  6. Love this! I know a LOT of friends who would rock this at their regular country concerts. SUper cute and useful!

  7. This would be nice as a cross body smartphone (monster phone) carryall along with a few other necessities.

  8. Living-on-a-budget-requester: mind sharing what glue is trustworthy enough to contain my relatively $$$ cell phone?
    Thank you ������


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