Are you waiting to recycle old jeans? Whether you have a pile of
jeans that no longer fit or need to collect some from second hand
stores, we have some great ideas of what you can create out of an
old pair of jeans.
Cut out the front leg of your jeans including the waistband and
front pocket. You just want the front panel for this project.
Fold jeans in half, if it is longer than you'd like trim off excess
on the end. Hem the bottom of the pant leg.
Fold jeans in half right sides together. Trim to match edges if
needed. Pin sides and sew along two side edges. Turn right sides
Attach a strap by sewing it onto the sides of the bag. We've used
tote bag straps but you can also try a belt, tie, cording, strip of
Recycled Jean Bag
A Reader's Submitted Project
You will need:
Old pair of jeans
Sewing machine, etc.
What to do:
1. Cut across the jeans below the crotch
2. Cut out felt shapes and sew on
3. Sew across the base of bag
4. Use the cut off legs to make a long tube then turn correct way
5. Attach this to bag
6. Ta Da your new bag
Jean Drawstring Bag
Cut out the pant leg from the knee down, or as long as you'd like,
of an old pair of blue jeans.
Turn right sides together and sew the bottom leg together. Turn the
top edge down 1 inch and sew along bottom edge. Leave 1 inch opening
for your casing. (see this drawstring
bag project for help)
Attach a safety pin to a long piece of cording. Insert your cording
and push through the other end. Tie a knot at the end.
Recycle Old Jeans Quilt
You will be using the same directions from the scrap
However you will cut your squares out of old jeans and cut them 8x8
inches. Include some squares on seams and pockets for more character
if you'd like.
Sew your squares together in rows of 9. When you are done you will
have 9 rows up and down. You'll need a total of 81 squares we've
supplemented old blue jean squares with different shades of jean
material bought from the fabric store. You can make your quilt
smaller if you choose. We left our quilt without a backing and
hemmed the edge, to use as a picnic blanket.
Save a few squares from your jean quilt and you can make an easy
pillow to match. Attach two squares together. Make four rows of two
squares. Sew two rows together.
Place your two larger squares together and sew right sides together
leaving one end open. Insert a pillow or stuff. Hand sew the opening
Jean Dog Bed
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