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Forever in Blue Jeans


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Combine ticking fabric with repurposed jeans to create this fun bucket style tote with drawstring closure. Just the jean pockets can be combined with tote fabric to create purse flaps or pockets for two more purse ideas. Bucket bag: approx. 9" x 14", jean lined linen bag: approx. 7-1/2" square, ticking purse: approx. 8"x10". SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Bucket bag: approx. 9" x 14", jean lined linen bag: approx. 7-1/2" square, ticking purse: approx. 8"x10".

Supplies Needed

  • BUCKET BAG Finished size: approximately 9" x 14" 1 pair blue jeans 5/8 yard ticking (44" wide min.) Blue upholstery thread 1 yard natural cording
  • JEAN LINED LINEN BAG Finished size: approximately 7 1/2" x 7 1/2" Blue jeans 1/4 yard natural linen Embroidery floss (DMC #221) 1 - 1/2" button
  • TICKING POCKETBOOK Finished size: approximately 8" x 10" 1 back pocket from blue jeans 2 pieces of blue jeans 8 1/2" x 10 1/2" 2 pieces of ticking 8 1/2" x 10 1/2" 1 piece of ticking 1 1/2" x 36" for strap 1 piece of ticking 6" x 6" for pocket lining Blue upholstery thread

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