DIY: denim purse

DIY: denim purse

As promised, here it is: my very own version of this:

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What did I need?
Old jeans that I don’t wear anymore, sewing machine and blue tread, blue zipper, old shoulder strap, silver chain and metal clasps I bought in hobby art shop and flower of my choice. I bought blue sparkly rose because hey – it is blue sparkly rose. 🙂 I bought it at a chinese shop and it was a part of headband so I bought two. You’ll see what I did with them in the pictures. 😉

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First I took dimensions for my new bag, and by taking dimensions, I mean using top of the plastic container hahahahaha. 😀

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Next step was sewing. I had a tough time with denim, constantly stretching out of its place… But, again, test for my patience. 🙂 First I sew the middle part to see how much space will I need to fit the shoulder strap from another bag in.

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After I sew one side it really became tricky to sew, but I made it. 🙂 I forgot to sew zipper first (of course), so I had to unstitch it and improvise a bit. That’ s why I’m not completely happy with the zipper part. Also, I put on some glue on the sides of zipper to hold it in place. I can’t remember when exactly I sew on the rose, I think after everything was done. What I did with the rose? I took it off the headband and removed the bow that was in the middle and replaced it with white pearl bead. I did the same with other headband, and I glued the bow to the headband I took rose from. That left me with matching headband and purse.

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This was pre-blog era, so I’m lucky I have ANY photos of making this purse. I made it a year ago and it is still as it was the first day. It is disproportionately because of denim stretching and pulling the strap inside, but I like it that way. It’s more unique to me. 🙂

What do you think?

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Stay tuned…

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I have been playing with DENIM in the past week. Ok, one day of the past week, because I was busy busy busy… 🙂 But, nevertheless, I have a lot of ideas floating through my mind and the result is going to be awesome, I know it.

To give you a little hint – denim shirt with lace and denim jeans are going through “Ivy” transformation. 😀 One more hint – there will be bows.

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Whole denim thing reminded me of my first attempt of sewing this not-even-close grateful type of fabric. On top of that, I was making a purse. A round handbag. Yes, I think it’s ok to say that I like challenges, hahahaha. I think I’m gonna make a tutorial on how that went coz I know I’m not going to have the time to sew this week…

Love ya, stay great… 😀

 

 

Disclaimer: I do not own images in this post, I’ve found them through Google search and kept their names.