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My patterns are all about recycling our old denim jeans and turning them into amazing quilts! Please visit my website to learn more: www.inventivedenim.com. Thank you!

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Boot Cut Zipper Bag from Denim

from Inventive Denim
(9) Name: 'Sewing : Boot Cut Zipper Bag from Denim
Boot Cut Zipper Bag from Denim Bag A
Boot Cut Zipper Bag from Denim Bag B
Boot Cut Zipper Bag from Denim Bag C

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Sew a 1/4" seam allowance
  • Follow a sewing pattern
  • Topstitch
  • Use a sewing machine and change the needle

Pattern Description:

I love designing with recycled denim jeans and you'll see this pattern is no exception! Bag C is made entirely from old jeans! Bags A and B are made from colored denim! I am excited to introduce beautiful colors of denim into my designs.

The denim I used is called Crossroads Denim and you can find it at your local quilt shop or online. They have a wide variety of colors to choose from! This denim is soft, prewashed and easy to work with.

You will find lots of diagrams to guide you step by step through this pattern. From inserting a simple zipper or bag lining (optional) to cutting out and sewing a simple letter to the front of the bag (raw edge applique).

A fun, personalized project that can be made to suit any personality!

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Bag Body: (not including handle) 9 1/2" x 12"


  • Bag A: 1/2 yard colored denim, (3) 5" x 5" squares, (1) 2" x 2" squares, Coordinating Fabric: 5" x 10" and 1/2 yard for lining (optional)
  • Bag B: 1/2 yard colored denim, jean scraps: 5" x 5" square, 1 3/4" x 11 1/2" strip, Fusible Webbing: (2) 5" x 5" squares, Coordinatin Fabric: 5" x 15" rectangle, 1/2 yard lining (optional)
  • Bag C: 2 pairs of jeans (adult), Fusible Webbing: (2) 5" x 5" squares, Coordinating Fabric: 10" x 10" square, 1/2 yard lining (optional)

You Will Also Need:

  • 12" zipper (cut to 11 1/2")
  • Fabric Glue Stick for basting zipper (optional)
  • Fray Check for applique shapes
  • Template Plastic for cutting letters
  • Rotary Cutter and Cutting Mat
  • Ruler (6" x 24" or similar)
  • Zipper Foot
  • Denim Needles (Size: 100/16)
  • Bag B: 2 (1 1/8" Covered Buttons)
  • Bag C: Ric rac (1 yard), Fabric Glue