Make a Trendy DIY Micro Purse

DIY Trendy Micro Purse!

Micro Purses, JaneClauss.com

Among the top 100 fashion trends to watch is the micro purse. This DIY is a great way to repurpose old jeans that you have laying around, and gives a super cute result. Micro purses may be small is size but big in style!



Upholstery fabric


A pair of Kai 7000 shears

A kai rotary cutter

An old purse strap or fabric scraps

A zipper

Fabric glue

Sewing machine

Micro purses, JaneClauss.com

Cut your fabric pieces

First use Kai shears and cut two pieces of fabric about 10.5 x 8.5 inches big. Cut one piece of denim and one piece of fabric for both sides of the purse.

Micro purses, JaneClauss.com

Cut the fringe

Next, cut the bottom of the denim into pieces of fringe. Each piece should be about four inches long. To create a more fringey, distressed look, wet the denim and throw it in the dryer. This will give a nice, distressed look to the purse and will give it an extra pop.


Add the zipper

You have the option of adding either a zipper, buckle, or snap to use to close the purse. In this case, a zipper is being added to close the purse.

Sew the purse together

Next, sew the sides of the fabric together and then turn it right side out. With the fringe facing downward, turn the bottom edge of the fancy fabric under and top stitch it down.

Sew on the handle

Repurpose an old purse handle from one you have lying around, or go pick one from the thrift store! You can also use old fabric scraps.

And there you have it, a perfect micro purse for all of your essentials! This DIY micro purse is a super easy way to repurpose old denim scraps while creating a new, trendy fashion statement. You might only be able to fit the essentials, but this proves that smaller is actually better!

Jane Clauss is a 2-time Emmy Award winning television host for the Creative Living Show. She is is inventive and creative when it comes to sustainability in fashion, home decor, and tablescaping.

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