For this installment of Learn With Us, you will be guided through how to make a tote bag out of an old pair of jeans.

To complete the tutorial, you will need:
1x pair of old jeans
2x pieces of contrasting materials for the side panels 200mm x 470mm (for example an old scarf, tshirt, towel, etc.)
Black or navy blue cotton thread
Hand sewing needles
Dressmaking pins
Tape measure
Safety pin
Sewing machine (optional)
Iron (optional)

This is a great step-by-step guide on how to re-purpose an old pair of jeans and turn them into something new and practical.
This quick lesson will teach you skills that can be utilised for re-using, re-cycling and re-purposing other materials you can find around the home, rather than throwing them away.

What to Do:

  1. Open the tutorial file:
    Above, there is a download link to the tutorial file.
    *The tutorial file can be viewed directly from your computer, so no need to print anything off.
  2. Get out your materials ready:
    We have provided a list of all the materials you will need to complete the tutorial above.
  3. Make your bag:
    We would love to see your creations, so please be sure to share them with us.

    Or if you need any extra help, please do get in touch with us and one of the team will be available to help.

Learn how to upcycle an old pair of jeans following a step by step guide
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