Ideas wanted for old/worn denim jeans
March 2, 2007 5:28am CST
I don't know why but I have saved my husband's and son's jeans that they have outgrown or simply do not wear anymore. Would like some ideas for making use of the material. Our 12 yo daughter has taken the pockets and filled them with rice then sewing the top closed for "bean" bags. I know you can make purses out of the top halves but I feel kind of awkward carrying a buttocks around under my arm, you know? Do you have any other ideas?
3 Mar 07
I have lots of ideas but never do them myself, even after telling myself that I should. How about make-up bags, tote bags, they can be any size. For the tote bags cut different pieces (each jean is a different shade) and sew them together to make a larger piece of fabric; Dad's outdoor Bar-B-que apron, or your daughter might like a 'cool' vest. All of these can be trimmed with so many of the nice trims, fancy buttons and appliques available. A bit of the fancy bead trims would look great on the make-up bags. Potholders could be plain or have kitchen appliques on them. Gee, now I want to do some, too, lol.
2 Mar 07
I was going to suggest making handbags not for you, but for your daughter. It's probably more "cool" for young girls to have denim bags than for us "grown ups". How about making a denim quilt cover or bedspread? Try this site for tips: http://quilting.about.com/od/quiltpatternsprojects/ss/denim_quilts_2.htm, some fairly handy methods there. Some more suggestions: denim pencil case, denim makeup bag (add your own zips on these), a cool denim folder cover (I'm that your daughter would love that), denim plant pot holders? Hope these are helpful :)