Let's Make A Tote Bag From Old Jeans

Vesna Taneva-Miller, Artist, crafter, DIY-er

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8 Videos (23m)
    • Intro

    • Supplies

    • Preparing The Jeans

    • Stitching The Bottom

    • Attaching The Accessories

    • Adding The Strap

    • Embellishment

    • Wrap Up + Project


About This Class

This class is a combination of creativity and recycling.
I am passionate about recycling. It can take many forms.  For many of us our experience with recycling is putting our plastic, glass and paper in a recycle bin and taking it out to the curb.  In this class we will go beyond that passive recycling.
You will use your creativity to recycle a pair of your old jeans. Instead of taking them to the thrift store, you will give your jeans a new life. You are going turn an old pair of jeans into a little denim purse/tote bag for yourself.  In fact, one pair of jeans can yield up to 4 little purses.  One for you, and 3 for gift giving.  Who doesn't like a handmade gift?

This class is suitable for the beginner sewer as well as more advanced.  It's intended to spark your creativity by using materials you already have on hand.





Vesna Taneva-Miller

Artist, crafter, DIY-er

I am a mixed media artist with a passion for recycling and using the left over textiles and papers that were destined for the landfill. My work has been published in over a dozen publications by Stampington. I have taught classes at my local Parks and Rec in Chandler, Arizona, at Arizona Craft Rave and many local craft events.

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