Thursday, April 24, 2014

3 Ways to Reuse Your Old Jeans

It is time for some cleaning !! I am sure you have so many old pair of jeans lying in your closet for ages that you don't wear anymore. Maybe it has become too boring or new ones invaded the old.Maybe you have outgrown them. But whatsoever the reason,have you ever thought what you plan to do them? You can always donate them for charity but for people who love to do crafts, it often turns out to be a fabric to work with ! 

So here are three interesting things you can do with your old jeans. I am sure many of you would have known these already, but I hope this will be a quick reminder for you guys!

1. Shorts :

   Its almost time to take these babies out of your closet. There can never be enough of shorts when it is summer. If your jeans still fit and you just got bored of them, what can be more fun than turning them into shorts ! You can do it in matter of just 5 minutes with absolutely no need for sewing.

i.  Measure the length you would want your shorts to be. 
ii. Fold the two leg part of your pant to one and cut your jeans 1" more than the measured length.
iii. Double fold the extra 1" from the ends and iron it to make the fold more firm.

It is now ready for you to wear !

2. Pen Holder

Now that you have made your own shorts, what do we do with the rest of the scrap jeans ? Are there old cans lying around ? Turn them to cute little pen holders ! It should not necessarily be pens but also your make up brushes or even spatulas in your kitchen! You can do the same with your old T shirts too!

i)  I just wrapped the can with scrap jean material using fabric glue and some tapes.You can also use super glue, E6000 etc.
ii) The holder is ready.You can decorate the holder as you like. I had some cut and extra fabrics/laces from my previous project and used them to decorate the holder.

3. Makeup/Pencils Pouch:

This is my personal favorite. I made couple of these with other fabrics too. I use one to store my craft sharpies, pens and another for my travel cosmetics. It really is handy. All you need is a zipper,some fabric and glue ! 

Check our tutorial for the 'No-Sew Pouch' here !

Do you have any other ideas for reusing old Jeans. Do let us know in the comments below.

Check our other popular 'Reuse/Multi Purpose'  projects -

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  1. Loved that cute pencil pouch,will try to make one,thx for sharing :)

  2. Cute ideas for using the scrap pieces. I'm pinning this to my Girl Scout board for next year's crafting.

    Thanks for sharing at Fabulously Frugal Thursday!


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