Jeans upcycling bag "Chobe" sewing pattern

Make this unique bag from an old pair of jeans. This ebook will guide you through every step of this sewing project. The “Chobe” bag is an ideal size for everyday use and also looks terrific. The eye-catching striped patchwork pattern on the front allows lots of room for your own ideas and creativity. For its „inner life“ you can choose between a zippered interior pocket or else sew in the back pocket from an old pair of jeans. The bottom of the bag can be made from leather or a similarly strong material, likewise for the DIY cushioned handle. You‘ll sew the handle with a particularly even and professional-looking hand stitch. Every step is explained in the illustrated sewing instructions that follow.

Dimensions of the bag:

bottom of the bag: 10 x 32 cm height of the bag: 36 cm

If you prefer to sew with other dimensions you will find instructions how to change the size within the ebook. The bag has a zipper closure.

This listing is for a digital PDF sewing pattern. All instructions are in English.


  • sewing instructions step by step with photos
  • PDF sewing pattern (zip file)
  • tutorial on how to change the size of the bag
  • tips on how to design your bag
  • instructions for the amazing hand made bag handle

Materials you need at home:

  • an old pair of jeans or two
  • leather scraps
  • rivets
  • cleaning cloth
  • patterned cotton fabric
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Elle Puls

Hi there, my name is Elke, I am the author of the blog I write about making my own wardrobe. Here on makerist you can find my sewing patterns. For free patterns hop over to the blog

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