denim pocket bag final collageThis project is one of my absolute favorites! I am always looking to give old, unused objects and materials a brand new life. As I was about to throw out a pair of old, ripped jeans, my recycling obsessed brain wondered: what can I make with these old jeans? Within a few minutes, the idea was born…So, here we go: DIY denim pocket bag!


SONY DSCMaterials you will need for this project:

Denim pocket (now you know to save your old jeans)

Felt (I originally made it with heavy fabric but upgraded to felt because it is more durable. Either is fine, though)

Needle & Thread (sewing machine for those who have one)



Pencil & Ruler (very helpful)

Krazy Glue/Hot Glue

Denim-Pocket-bag-step-11Outline the pocket. The felt needs to mirror the pocket + have a bit extra on top for the flip (as you see in the image above). Cut out.


Sew around the outer edges.


Denim-pocket-bag-step-41There is going to be a loose piece denim in the middle. I dealt with it by first sewing it on top (making it sturdy) and gluing it gently to the felt.

SONY DSCAdd a button and a buttonhole. After that, your mini bag is ready! I love my denim pocket bag- it is so cute and practical- it holds my blush, a pack of gum, and a couple of other odds and ends I like to carry around.

SONY DSCDo you also like to recycle? Happy crafting! Xoxo, Marketa


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  • sandraJune 20, 2014 - 11:19 am

    You can also add a chain…you can put snaps these are fun to make i used to put my cell phone an in mine but i stopped making them to cute.ReplyCancel

    • Bohemian GirlJune 20, 2014 - 5:54 pm

      Thank you, Sandra! What a wonderful idea to add the chain. maybe I will try it when I make it again?ReplyCancel

  • MaliaApril 8, 2014 - 12:56 am

    Love this! It’s the perfect way to use an old pair of jeans.ReplyCancel

    • Bohemian GirlApril 8, 2014 - 2:35 am

      Thanks, Malia. I am bit of a recycle maniac! 🙂ReplyCancel


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