...Fashion, Round Ups

Ten Ways to Upcycle Old Jeans

Old jeans are sooo versatile, and the fabric is so resilient, not to mention all those great pockets…!
So here goes, a round up of (more than) ten great ways to re-use jeans:

1. Cushions

2. Bags

3. Skirts and Dresses

4. Rugs

5. Patchwork

6. Slippers

7. Aprons

8. Using the Pockets

9. Storage boxes and bags

10. Random things!

And if you’re wondering about the most efficient way to ‘deconstruct’ your jeans, then check out this post from Instructables:

Phew! That’s actually a whole TWENTY SEVEN ideas!
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If you need any more (could you possibly need anymore?!) ideas, I have a whole Pinterest board devoted to all things Jeans!
Do share your favourite jean upcycles-leave a comment, or post your project on Facebook, or Twitter!



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  • Reply Helen McGonigal November 23, 2015 at 10:02 am

    Love this! Some great ideas here. 🙂

    • Reply Jen November 24, 2015 at 8:02 pm

      Thanks Helen!

  • Reply prolificprojectstarter November 20, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    Brilliant ideas. I love the Ashbee design cushions. I would add this tutorial for making a long skirt out of two pairs of jeans http://seamstresserin.com/my-favorite-skirt-how-to-make-a-long-skirt-from-recycled-jeans/ and also cheekily, there’s a great free Japanese knot pattern that I made up with some old jeans (https://prolificprojectstarter.wordpress.com/2015/11/15/wrapping-paper/ – it has a back pocket on the back but I forgot to include a photo of that)

    • Reply Jen November 24, 2015 at 8:02 pm

      Fab, thanks so much!

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