Happy hump day lovelies!!!! I hav ebeen slacking on my DIYs in a big way this year, so I am excited finally share this DIY with you. I am like 1.5 years late on this one, lol. Back in the “blogging” day, I wore a denim clutch in this post that I made from an old pair of jeans. I’d always meant to share a tutorial of how I made it, but completely forgot, until a darling reader, Sissy Nicole emailed me in December. about it. Thanks Sissy!! After getting some jeans from my friend Ashley (I don’t have any of my own that I want to cut) and a bit of procrastination, here is the denim clutch tutorial :-).
You will need:
- An old necklace (jewelry pliers if you need to take the necklace apart)
- Needle and thread
- Glue (E-6000 and hot glue)
Step One: Cut the jeans just above the crotch.
Step Two: Turn the cut denim inside out.
Step Three: Stitch the open cut ends together. (I hand sewed because when I made the clutch the first time, I didn’t know how to sew on a machine, and I want everyone to feel like this is doable)
Step Four: Flip it back to it’s correct side.
Step Five: Line up the placement of the velcro strips, and use the hot glue to attach the strips of velcro. (I used the E-6000 in these images because I forgot the hot glue holds the fabric together better, but I went back and did the hot glue)
Step Six: Press it down to ensure the adhesion of the velcro.
Step Seven (optional): Decide where you want to place the broken necklace piece (I recommend part of it cover the button), and glue it on using E-6000.
Step Eight (optional): Press it down to ensure adhesion, or place books on top and let it sit for a while.
And you’re done!!
Two years later, this denim clutch is still one that I carry, and it’s cool to have a conversation starter from a time when I was a size 4, lol. Do you have some jeans you’ve been meaning to get rid of? In honor of Earth Day, earlier this week, maybe you can turn them into a clutch instead :-).