How to Make A Bag from a Denim Skirt

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


– Denim Skirt – Denim Sewing Machine Needles – lining fabric – fabric for internal lining pocket – zipper (optional) – Magnetic snap (optional) – Bag Strap

Step 1: Sew Up any Slits in your Denim Skirt

I started by sewing the bottom slit closed.

Step 2: Sew the Bottom of your Bag

Keep your bag inside out and line up the bottom seam and side seam at each bottom corner. Then measure in about 2.5? from the tip of the corner and sew across.

Step 3: Prepare your Bag Lining

To figure out how much I needed I measured the outside of my bag an added 1/2? seam allowance on all sides. I then cut out two pieces that size.

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.

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