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« on: December 27, 2010 01:07:07 PM »

I have a question ladies and hopefully someone will have a good answer or I will get many different suggestions   Cheesy

I have a few pairs of jeans that I have had forever and they are too small now to wear or are ripped...

Any good ideas for what to make the jeans into?
I'm not a big skirt person, but I love tunic style tops/dresses.
I would hate for the jeans to go to waste and would love to make something new out of them.

Help?!  Huh
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« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2010 09:11:03 PM »

There are lots of tutes out there on making bags out of jeans.
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« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2010 07:12:53 AM »

I looked at some last night, thanks!!
I was thinking about making some sort of romper style dress!
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« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2011 09:19:37 AM »

Um...you could start with the jeans-into-skirt tutorials and add in some straps or sleeves and some waist shaping, like so
(scuse please my kaka drawing skillz  Tongue )  ...and Craftster won't let me post pix yet, so linky!

http://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=421826&size=big&cat=&ppuser=222655

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« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2011 10:43:34 AM »

Here is some inspiration:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=242244.0
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=316928.0
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=247985.msg2748336#msg2748336
http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l9xe2bF41j1qe093vo1_400.jpg
http://i01.i.aliimg.com/photo/v0/110034845/Jeans_dress_women.jpg

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« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2011 11:24:13 AM »

thanks ladies =] I am still thinking about what to do yeah all my pants!  I'm smaller on the top and bigger on the bottom... and when I say bigger on the bottom I mean I have a big booty, and not sure what would really look good with skirt/jumper type things...
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« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2011 03:42:57 AM »

How about adding a bit of fabric down the hips and then turning them into dungaree shorts? if you have lots of spare denim you could probably make a few pairs or even a dungaree dress? Dungaree shorts are super cute with a small top and a big bootie! hope this helps even a wee bit!  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2011 12:05:41 AM »

If you want more pairs of jeans, you could use your least favorite pair as fabric to repair the others.  If yours rip like mine have, it's right in the crotch of the jeans.  What I did was just take a big piece from another pair of jeans and put it on the inside of the pants over the hole, and sew the layers together in a circle around the hole. You can't really tell they have holes while I'm wearing them.  I use these jeans mostly for around the house or when my other jeans are dirty.  Works out pretty well. 
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« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2011 05:04:55 PM »

Here's three from my faves list on Cut Out and Keep:

http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/jean-to-dress
http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/jean-to-bolero_2
http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/fish-scale-skirt
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