How to Convert a Denim Skirt into a Bag

This tutorial is all about how you can make a fun  over-the-shoulder bag out of an old denim skirt you don’t wear anymore.

Materials Needed

– Denim skirt – Needles – Lining fabric – Fabric – Zipper (optional) – Magnetic snap (optional) – Bag strap

Step 1: Sew Up any Slits in your Denim Skirt

If you have a side slit or a similar one to this then it’s probably best to sew it shut to give your bag maximum strength.

Step 2: Sew the Bottom of your Bag

To create the bottom of your bag all you need to do is turn your skirt inside out and sew the bottom opening together (right sides to right sides). 

Step 3: Prepare your Bag Lining

I chose a fun teal colour for the lining of my bag. To figure out how much I needed I measured the outside of my bag and added 1/2 seam allowance on all sides.

Step 4: Preparing your Bag Strap

For this project I decided to use the strap from some sort of holdall bag we used to own that I had squirrelled away in my craft cupboard.

Step 5: Assembling Your Bag

First, you need to place your bag outer inside the lining – right sides together. Then slide in your bag strap loops at the side seams.