When I got my sewing machine back in March, I started putting aside some clothing from my Goodwill pile, figuring I could use some of the remnants for various projects once I developed some skill with the machine.
A couple of days ago (skill be damned), I pulled out a pair of old blue jeans, and thought it would be fun to make as many different things from as many different parts of them as I could.
It’s amazing how far a pair of jeans can go!
I made some bookmarks, embellished with flowered ribbon, from the rest of the waistband:
back in May). This paper (you can see the beginnings of it in the very first photo in today's post) is likely destined for postcards and ATCs.
Finally, I sewed together a placement, using fabric from the pant legs, but my thus-far substandard sewing skills forbid that I share that part of the project with you!
It’s really kind of fun to just grab a pair of pants (mine had a hole that made them pretty much beyond repair from my perspective, but you could also nab a pair from a second-hand shop), and think of all the projects you can make from them. It didn’t occur to me until this morning to look online for some additional ideas, so I am looking forward to seeing what others have done. I have one more pair of jeans set aside to “play” with!
To see other folks’ worktables and projects across the globe, check out Julia’s Stamping Ground web site for links to WOYWW participants’ blogs.
Be sure to check out a new e-course by Moira Richardson of Crafty Moira. Beginning July 15, she is going to challenge us to stop buying new supplies for 30 days while we “bust our stash” by art journaling with only those materials we have hoarded already!
***************************************************Enjoy a creative week!
I love your recycled pockets. Great fun. Happy WOYWW.
Than bracelet and ring are sooo darling! Love everything you created:)
Really love your denim crations - so clever. Thanks for the inspiration. Happy Wednesday! :)
Apologies for the spelling, I meant to say creations!
U2 kicked ass in Toronto...Bono rocks baby!!!!!
You're so clever! I think that little ring is just too cute. And the bracelet/cuff and pockets are, too. You should be brave and show your other creations. I bet you're the only one who would see mistakes.
Clever girl! I would never have thought to make so many cute things from a pair of jeans!
What an amazing amount of things to be made from an old pair of jeans! Clever stuff! I've made Christmas cards on and off most of the year anyway, I've now got 28 made!
Brilliant! I've got some of my daughters jeans upstairs with holes right across the knees and thought it would be a shame to throw them away. You have just inspired me! Thanks for popping by my blog.
It must be the theme for artists this summer! Take over the dinning room table, declare your creative space, and get artsy!! :) Adore your recycled art!
Great upcycling there Andria!!
Got to admire your recycling skills there!
I have made a cute bag from a denim dress I used to cherish. I am just making the cord and then I will put it on my blog!
The top part of the dress I cut off some time ago to make a new peg back by sewing the waist bit up and the end of the sleeves. Stapled in on to a coat hanger and hey presto I get to see my lovely dress most days!!
How clever. I will never throw out a pair of jeans again!
What Great ideas!!!
Thanks for the FUN ideas!!
Such imaginative use of old jeans!!
Your sewing machine is the model I have my eye on, how are you finding it?
PS Thanks for stopping by at mine....
Now thats what I call really Upcycling. Great imagination. Hugs Mrs A & Monkey.
p.s. monkey has just been given some demim off cuts and wants a pair of trews for next week!
awesome use of old jeans. Congrats on being so innovative. Gotta love how much fun it is to do something like that. Thanks for sharing. Vickie
Oh, that is sooo clever! I particularly like the cuff. Simple when you look at it, but oh so hard to have the vision to think about it in the first place - RESPECT to you :) xx
Love the pockets! I've used them in all sizes for different projects, but I think I especially like the ones I backed with magnets, for the refrigerator, where I can stuff them with notes, coupons, pens and pencils, receipts, etc., etc.! Love your bracelet and ring too.. So CUTE! ~tina
U2 tour it up in Philly last night...Following them on the last leg of their tour is mesmerizing....see them on youtube
Great ideas - I love the denim cuff. Amazed your sewing machine didn't whine and break needles - well done you!
Lovely Post. I too have been using my machine a bit. Will post later on that Will have my 3 grandkids here a few days so will be busy. Cute ideas you have here. Lots of new things with Scraps.
Here's a site I thought you'd like
http://carolynshomework.blogspot.com/ Enjoy the week
Thank you all for your visits and comments! Sam, I look forward to seeing your denim bag on your blog. Sarah B, I am SUPER new to sewing, but I love my machine. It's very easy to thread, which was my greatest concern as a newbie. Sylvia, thank you for the blog recommendation; I have bookmarked her site to explore!!
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