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Upcycle Jeans into a Hobo Bag

Watch me transform old ripped jeans into a unique, cute reversible hobo bag

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SUPPLIES NEEDED:

 

CUT JEANS:

First, I cut up the jeans into 4 panels along the seams. I decided I wanted to dye the jeans and wanted parts to have a tie dye design. So I tied 2 of the panels up. 

 

DYE DENIM:

Next into the fabric dye bath for 45 mins, stirring consistently. I also decided to use a color fixative to enhance and retain the color. Rinse and wash.

CREATE TEXTILE:

To create the new textile for the bag, I cut the denim into 2.5 inch strips and then used my serger to sew these together. You could certainly use a regular sewing machine and then iron the seams open afterwards. 

 

CREATE BAG:

I used our Reversible Hobo Bag Sewing Pattern to create the bag.

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