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How To Make a Denim Pocket Purse



Denim Pocket Purse

Photo © Erin Huffstetler

Have an old pair of jeans that you can't bear to toss? Then, turn them into a cute denim pocket purse.

Difficulty: Easy

Time Required: 30 minutes or less

What You Need:

  • An old pair of jeans
  • Ribbon
  • A seam ripper
  • A needle
  • Thread
  • Scissors

Here's How:

  1. Remove the back pockets from a pair of jeans using a seam ripper. Hint: If you work on the inside of the pants, the seams will be easy to see and rip.


  2. Place the two pockets on top of each other, with good sides facing out, and pin.


  3. Then, cut a piece of ribbon to serve as the handle, tuck it inside the pockets, and pin in place.


  4. Sew around the outside edge of the pockets, and your purse is complete!.



  1. Personalize your purse with embroidery, buttons, bows or other embellishments.
  2. Use the pockets off of a pair of child's jeans to make a change purse to go inside your purse.
  3. Denim pocket purses can also be used as gift bags or party favor bags.
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