I love it when I can re-use something, or make it over, or change it completely...as long as I don't have to buy anything new!
We typically make these as birthday gifts for my daughter's little friends (age 6), and they are always well received. Don't throw away outgrown jeans! Just make a purse for a little one. :)
Super easy...just cut off at or near the crotch, turn wrong side out, and sew the leg holes closed with your machine. Then embellish any way you want and have fun with it! My daughter often helps me choose the embellishment when we're making it as a gift, which is an added bonus. I always use scraps for the handles, and usually a little interfacing in them as well for durability. Then get creative...scraps of fabric, buttons, glitter glue, you name it. The flowers on this little bag are actually silk scrapbook flowers that I found on clearance several months ago!
Super cute, perfect size for little girls, and it's nearly free.
Tip: it's easier to sew on embellishments BEFORE you close up the leg holes.
Don't ask me how I know this. ;)