Upcycled Embellished Denim Purse

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I love the Boho hippie feel to this bag. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Be warned that you have to have a machine capable of sewing through a lot of tough layers! At one point I had my poor little Pfaff seaming two layers of denim plus two layers of poly cotton twill plus two layers of fringe. It's a project best suited to an industrial machine or an old, all metal gears machine. If you have a newer machine you will have to exercise very careful judgment in how to baby your machine through the toughest steps.

What you will need

  • Old jeans
  • old khaki pants for lining
  • Guterman thread
  • old salvaged fringe
  • salvaged wood beads from broken vintage jewelry
  • irregular glass beads
  • upholstery thread
  • old men's belt

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