Free pattern alert! Who doesn’t love a great tote bag? Especially a denim tote bag!! We all do and if we make it ourselves, we value it even more. This week’s free pattern is for the Recycled Denim Tote. Woot woot!! Let’s grab our old denim jeans and get ready to reuse them! Let’s make handbags from old jeans!
This denim tote bag pattern makes a tote that is large enough to pack a variety of grocery bags into or looks great as just a go-to bag for everyday. The recycled denim and Kraft-tex combine into a sturdy, stylish, and eco-friendly tote. You’re going to love how easy this denim bag pattern is to complete!
Besides the denim, which can easily be taken from an old pair of pants, you will also need Kraft-Tex Fabric. Kraft-Tex is a fiber-based textured paper that combines the best of leather and fabric. Kraft-Tex is a paper that looks, feels, and wears like leather, but sews, cuts, and washes just like fabric. Sew it, stamp it, draw on it, fold it, inkjet print it. Durable enough to be used for totes, belts, wallets, book covers, luggage tags, and more. Kraft-Tex softens and crinkles with handling and washing. Shop the entire selection of Kraft-Tex here. (Did you know it comes in other colors, as well? It sure does!)
Besides the denim and the Kraft-Tex, you will also need some heavyweight interfacing. There’s a link to that below. This denim tote bag is so cute and you are sure to get lots of compliments on it. There’s nothing better than saying, “Thanks! I made it myself!”
This denim tote bag pattern is super fun to make and you’re sure to get lots of compliments on your new bag!
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