Blue-Jean Book Bag

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Blue-Jean Book Bag
Total Time 1 hour Ages all-ages

This quick sewing project makes it a cinch to turn old jeans into a rugged book bag.

What you'll need

  • Pair of jeans
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine or needle and thread
  • Cotton belt

How to make it

  1. Zip the jeans and turn them inside out. With a pair of fabric scissors (a parent's job), cut off both jean legs 3 inches from the crotch. Set aside. Next, fold the cutoff jeans, matching up the side seams as you would to press front and back leg pleats.

  2. Using a sewing machine (or a close, even hand stitch), sew closed each leg opening 1 inch from the cut edge. Trim the denim 1/2 inch from the stitching.

  3. Turn the jeans right-side out. For a handle, thread a cotton belt through the belt loops and tie the ends together.

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