My sister made me a handbag out of an old pair of my jeans years ago and I absolutely loved it (and still have it and use it to this day!). It inspired me to upcycle my jeans, my kid’s jeans and anyone else’s who was willing to donate them.
I like to emphasize unusual and attractive features on the jeans – a cute pocket or label – so that they really stand out.
Purses can be long- or short-handled and large or small – I can use the legs of the jeans or just the butt!
I also like to maximize the ergonomic features of the jeans – I keep as many of the pockets in the design as possible – so that the purse is both useful and attractive.