HandmadebyClaireBear

confessions of a fabric obsessive

old pair of jeans


Looking at yet another pair of jeans that my son has outgrown the other day, I thought “how many ways can you reuse old jeans?”

So being me, I had a look on the interwebnet thingy, and these are just some of my favourites.

(I also have two favourite things that I love doing with old jeans that I couldn’t find anywhere out there in internet-land yet.)

I really ought to have a go at a tutorial of my own, I read and post so many of other people’s.

Mmm, I’ll work it out and get back to you on that.

In the meantime these army favourite things-to-do-with-old-jeans tutes.

http://www.designsponge.com/2010/08/diy-project-halligans-denim-cut-offs-wine-bag.html

http://www.threadbanger.com/post/2642/how-to-turn-old-jeans-into-a-sweet-new-purse

http://www.backwoodshome.com/articles2/ainsworth77.html

http://www.wellsphere.com/green-living-article/day-128-of-our-green-year-uses-for-old-jeans/410361

Did I miss any of your faves?

 

Claire

7 responses to “old pair of jeans

  1. pippapatchwork September 17, 2011 at 13:31

    You know, I don’t think I’ve ever sewn jeans before! But I LOVE the Gee’s Bend quilts that incorporate denim:

    http://www.auburn.edu/academic/other/geesbend/explore/catalog/slideshow/index.htm

    I bet they’re very warm!

    • Handmade by Claire Bear September 18, 2011 at 12:16

      I love quilts using denim. The number of pairs of jeans that my two teenagers have gone through in the last 6 or 7 years, makes me wish I’d seen these earlier and kept their old jeans to use.
      I bet they wear well too.

  2. kajira September 17, 2011 at 13:35

    cool blog! new follower from Lots of Lovin’ Weekend Blog Hop 🙂

  3. godzoned (Debbie) September 26, 2011 at 22:10

    I love making my knee length skirts out of my old jeans when they split at the seams or go at the knee.

  4. Aimee Godley April 30, 2013 at 05:56

    Awesome posting in old pair of jeans.

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