Browsing: Crafts Using Old Jeans

Share a SolutionAsk a Question
To Top

Crafts Using Old Jeans

There are a great number of crafting projects that use recycled jeans. Whether you are thinking of remaking them into other clothing items, decorations, rugs, or something completely different, there is a project just for you. This is a guide about crafts using old jeans.

Ad
Crafts Using Old Jeans, Stack of jeans to use for crafts.
Filter: All Articles Sort: Relevance

September 20, 2006 Flag
8 found this helpful

You can use recycled jeans to make a fabulous quilt! The entire background of this Eagle Quilt was made from recycled blue jeans. Bleach, acrylic paints, and different colored jeans make up the landscape and the whole thing was quilted by free motion.

By Busybee1952 from White Cloud, MI

Quilt made from recycled jeans.

November 17, 2009 Flag
11 found this helpful

Recycled jeans denim and cotton mat.Mat sewn from denim jean scraps and colorful scraps of cotton.

Supplies:

Instructions:

  1. Center the cardboard template on a print circle and mark the point where each of the four corners touches the outside edge of the circle.

  2. Use these marks as a guide, and stitch the print circle to a denim circle diagonally, wrong sides together.

  3. Repeat for each of the twelve circles.

  4. Fold the edges of the circles over between the diagonal stitching and press to make flaps.

  5. Sew the flaps to each other to assemble the mat. (See diagram)

  6. Stitch the flaps flat to each circle, excluding the very outside edges.

  7. Sew a double line of stitching around the outside edges of the mat.

  8. Snip the edges about every 1/4 inch up to the stitching lines.

  9. Washing and drying the mat will then rag the edges.

By Preserver from Manitoba

Ad

November 28, 2011 Flag
7 found this helpful

Potholder square red and white candy cane fabric with frayed edgesI cut up old jeans and make coasters and/or pot holders. I make four - 4 1/2 inch squares of the jeans, and one - 4 inch square of any cotton material, then sew around the square and sew from corner to corner so it has a big X through it.

Then I cut small slits on each side and then wet and put in dryer to make the jeans fray. I give as gifts, as a 4 pack of coasters. NFL and college team materials are a great hit! When making pot holders, I cut the squares 8 inches.

By Janelle R. from Waterloo, IA

September 30, 2010 Flag
8 found this helpful

This is a denim purse with jute handles and a button closure. I crocheted a rectangle for a sample, since I wasn't sure the heavy weight denim would work for this project. Instead of starting over, I chose to make a purse with it.

Blue denim crocheted purse.

Ad

June 27, 2011 Flag
5 found this helpful

If you have small pieces of scrap denim, you can construct a simple hat for children in no time at all! This pattern shape can also be modified to create a skull cap! Denim Hats

Directions:

  1. Cut six pieces in denim and six in contrast fabric for each hat desired. Join the pieces two by two, then connect the six pieces together. You hat will be reversible.
  2. Denim Hats Step 1 Denim Hats Step 3

  3. Pin the sewn contrast fabric lining inside the sewn denim hat, making sure the right side of the fabric lining is facing you looking inside the hat.
  4. After pinning the lining inside the denim, sew in place. Pin double width bias tape to cover raw edges.
  5. Denim Hats Step 2

  6. Sew in place.
    You're finished!

These simple hats take very little time to complete. Embellish as desired. Small buttons or lace can be used to embellish if you wish. Don't forget to 'press and sew' as you go! Things look nicer if you remember to press as you go along.

By Monica from Cortez, CO

January 29, 2009 Flag
2 found this helpful

This is a mat to put near the door. It will catch lots of outdoor dirt before it makes its way all over the house. This mat is made from recycled blue jeans, and makes use of very small scraps. You can make the base whatever size you want your mat to be.

Denim Door Mat

January 11, 2011 Flag
9 found this helpful

Whenever your kids outgrow their denim jeans, save them for making bags from the legs. Cut off the legs at the crotch, turn inside out and hem the unfinished edge. Now you have a nice long tube-bag for tent poles, beach umbrella storage, or anything else that comes with poles or long, skinny pieces. You could label the leg-bag with puffy paint, duct tape, or Sharpie marker so you know what is inside.

If you need a fatter bag, take multiple legs, split them at the inner seam (cut off the multiple-thicknesses of the leg), sew the long edges together for a fatter tube, and now you have a bag for a sleeping bag, beach towels, tent (small one, of course), or perhaps off-season blankets.

By MooseMom from Elk Grove, CA

June 18, 2010 Flag
1 found this helpful

What can be made with old jeans?

By Jenn from Alberta

Answer This QuestionWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
July 1, 20100 found this helpful

Youth purse bag; patches for quilting; and scrap-book material.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Read More Answers...

February 12, 2013 Flag
4 found this helpful

Not to long ago my grand daughter went through a growth spurt and she asked me to turn her skinny jeans into shorts.

October 1, 2004 Flag
0 found this helpful

Last night I cut off my husbands blue jeans and made him some shorts. What can I do with the bottom portions that I have left? It has to be something really easy as I do not sew and don't have a machine and I have no little ones at home, just three little doggies! Thanks in advance! You ladies and gentlmen are the best! :)

Cookiepom

Answer This QuestionWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Flag
November 14, 20071 found this helpful

You can make non-sew pot holders.

Use any kind of glue (washable glue if you are going to wash them) and glue 2 squares of any size together. You can cut some cotton batting a little smaller than the jean squares and glue in the middle of the 2 jean squares. OR: glue the jean squares inside out (on only 3 sides), let dry, turn right side out and glue the open end! Hope this helps!

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Read More Answers...

November 27, 2007 Flag
1 found this helpful

Here is a denim tote bag made from a pair of old recycled jeans. I have a step-by-step tutorial at this link:

Recycled Denim Tote with pocket

January 18, 2008 Flag

I have several pairs of my husbands old overalls. The legs are worn thin and ripped, but the top bib part is still good fabric. Any ideas what craft I could use these for? I had been saving them to replace the bib clips on a good pair that break, but I have a good supply of those now.

April from NW MO

Answer This QuestionWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Anonymous Flag
April 20, 20160 found this helpful

Make denim purses or carry bags & use the bib part as the flap. Claudia from AZ

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Read More Answers...

August 30, 2008 Flag

In just a few easy steps, your child can turn an old pair of jeans or shorts into a couple of pen and pencil holders that mount easily in a school locker.

Denim Locker Pockets

September 29, 2006 Flag
1 found this helpful

Using Cut Off Pant Legs. My 7 year old is a little larger than average around his waist, so I have to buy pants that are to long for him in order to get ones that will fit him around his waist, and end up cutting and hemming them for a better fit. . .

Load More
Related
Categories
Crafts Recycled CraftsNovember 20, 2011
Guides
Laptop bag made from several pairs of jeans with a crocheted handle.
Making a Laptop Bag from Jeans
Making a Jeans Apron
Stack of Jeans
Saving Money on Jeans
Jeans purse. Making a bootie bag from jeans.
Making a Bootie Bag from Jeans
More
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
© 1997-2016 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Published by . Page generated on August 23, 2016 at 2:05:14 AM on 10.0.2.241 in 4 seconds. Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of ThriftyFun's Disclaimer and Privacy Policy. If you have any problems or suggestions feel free to Contact Us.
Loading Something Awesome!