It's aggravating when your old denim clothing begins to fray after just a few years. Throwing them all away seemed like such a waste, so I started thinking about what you can do with old blue jeans.
So I had a look around and discovered a tonne of great instructions to share with you! It turns out that you can do a lot of fun stuff with your old pants. I can't wait to get started on these projects, and I'm sure you'll be just as eager to get your sewing box out and start stitching as I am!
Oh, and don't worry if you don't sew—there are several no-sew ideas as well!
- Make a wreath out of jeans!
- Turn baggy jeans into skinny jeans
- Try dip-dyed, ornamented jeans
- Use a bleach pen to draw on your jeans
- Create a cute little denim purse.
- Morse code denim bracelet
- Make a gorgeous lace skirt out of an old pair of jeans
- Use your old pants to make a DIY apron
- Denim bracelets that are even more wonderful
- Denim Bucket
- Denim Fabric Flowers
- Denim Makeovers
- Denim Placemat
- DIY Camera Cozy
- DIY Denim Do-It-All Bins
- DIY Denim Pencil Cube
- Gift packaging for wine
- Jean and Fabric Purse
- Lace overlay and insert
- Organizers wall and table
- Removable collar denim
- Upcycled Denim Wrap Bracelet
Make a wreath out of jeans!
This is a very amazing and unusual craft that doesn't involve any stitching. If you have a pair of jeans that are completely ripped and can't be turned into another article of clothing, you may construct your own denim wreath out of the shreds.
Turn baggy jeans into skinny jeans
Do you have a pair of baggy jeans with a few holes? You may be able to recycle the holes by making them into slim jeans, depending on where they are. This project will be much easier if you have any sewing expertise, but even a complete novice should be able to complete it. What's amazing about this idea is that you may end up with what's essentially a new pair of jeans in terms of quality, and they'll be precisely cut.
Try dip-dyed, ornamented jeans
Dip-dying is all the rage these days, and for good reason! This isn't so much for dip-dyeing as it is for dip-bleaching. Basically, you'll lighten the bottom of your pants and then write on them using a permanent marker. This is a really simple technique that will help you revive some old jeans that have begun to fade and lose their color.
While this project is fantastic as is, there are a plethora of ways to tailor it to your preferences. This is a simple and enjoyable craft that anybody can do, and it would be fantastic to share with creative children.
Use a bleach pen to draw on your jeans
This is essentially the same concept as the one above, only you're going in the other direction. You're really sketching on a dark background using bleach, rather than bleaching your jeans for a light backdrop and then scribbling on them with a dark permanent marker.
The final result is fantastic. This is a modification method that, like the last one, you may customize in a variety of ways. You may use any of these techniques to embellish any other reused denim items you produce.
Holder for a picnic quilt It's similar to carrying a duffel bag, but without the bag. In any case, it seems to be a really beneficial innovation! Blankets, tablecloths, yoga mats, and anything else that rolls up and fits within might be carried in it.
Create a cute little denim purse.
This is such a nice and simple concept, plus it's another no-sew project! It's the ideal moment for me to learn about it as well. I've been missing having one of these handy small pouches on my person. Simply cut the little coin pocket out of a pair of jeans, being careful to leave the portion of the waistband above is intact.
Poke a couple of holes in it, thread the rope through, and tie the knots at the front. The waistband now produces a flap that you can draw down over the top to make everything seem nice and tidy. This might be made in as little as five or ten minutes. The front of the card has a lovely floral decoration. It creates a fantastic "finished" effect.
Morse code denim bracelet
This adorable little craft is simple and straightforward. The bracelet may be made out of old jeans with a Morse code message inscribed on it.
Make a gorgeous lace skirt out of an old pair of jeans
This is one of the most incredible up-cycling projects I've ever seen for an old pair of jeans. The skirt is stunning, both in terms of design and in terms of the craftsmanship of the individual who created it.
Use your old pants to make a DIY apron
This is a charming and practical craft apron that you can use to keep your materials organised as you work on your projects. It's both adorable and practical!
Denim bracelets that are even more wonderful
Old jeans, rhinestone beads, lace, and fabric may be used to construct a couple of additional extremely gorgeous denim bracelets. If you're experienced with sewing, this is a really straightforward project!