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what to do with all this denim? Answered

i was cleaning out my closet when i realized how many jeans i have collected over time but are too ripped or dont fit any more. What i want to know is if anyone has any ideas on what i can do with them. Particularly how to convert them into a cool jean jacket.

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jtobako
jtobako

13 years ago

depends on your sewing skills... If you use the legs to make a larger panel of cloth, you would have to match patterns of stitching if you left the outside (double) seam. Otherwise you could just open up each leg as a small panel of cloth and fit the pattern to it. Wide ankle jeans are going to make the panel slightly (or very) wavy, perhaps you could use that to fit the jacket to your shape. Sorry, it would be easier to do than describe how to : P

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CameronSS
CameronSS

13 years ago

Bedsheets or a pillowcase. We have a futon that has a denim cover, as well as some denim-covered pillows.'Tis comfy.

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TheCheese9921
TheCheese9921

14 years ago

if there girl pants sell them to emo kids lol the only other thing I did with a pair of jeans was make a pillow out of them

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Brennn10
Brennn10

Reply 13 years ago

Lol, there is this kid in my school that has tighter jeans than any of the girls at my school. It is amusing.

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TheCheese9921
TheCheese9921

Reply 13 years ago

I know dude I tried them a couple of times, holy crap you feel it in the morning if you know what I'm saying, lol

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Discopants
Discopants

13 years ago

Alas, I don't know how to make a denim jacket. However, I did have another idea.

My Instructable, Airline Ticket Jacket, would be one project you could do. The required fabric is smaller pieces, like your scrap denim. The inside stiffener is scrap cardboard, like the back of a legal pad. Then you'll need some vinyl, which is easy to find at Wal-mart. the tricky material to get is binding tape, but if you're careful, some ribbon can be sewn around the edges to bind the project.

The link above has full instructions for putting this together. When you're finished you've repurposed the old scrap into a useful travel accessory and document holder.

Feel free to message me if you have questions about the project.

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Justin McKay
Justin McKay

14 years ago

Cut them up and make a completely new pair of franken-pants... maybe add some other fabrics might have lying around just for some added character...

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codeprang
codeprang

14 years ago

Cut out the pockets, sew a handle on them and decorate it. Mini bag without much sewing needed.

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canida
canida

14 years ago

Cut them into useful squares/rectangles and sew them together to effectively create a large piece of fabric like you would a quilt top. Then you can use any pattern you like, treating your hand-pieced fabric just like you would a normal piece of fabric.

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westfw
westfw

14 years ago

A woman I once lusted after (alas, everyone lusted after her) had a "beach blanket" quilted together out of pieces of old jeans. It was pretty neat and rather comfy (old denim being rather soft.) I'm sure that it's a pretty standard sort of project; there are probably "how to-s" all over.

(starting point?: http://www.straw.com/quilting/articles/bluejeans.html )