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Topic: My favorite jeans are now retired :( what do I do with them?  (Read 1895 times)
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« on: May 28, 2012 03:16:01 PM »

My favorite Gap skinny jeans have a whole in the crotch that's unpatchable but I really love the dark denim, any suggestions of what to do with the material?
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« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2012 12:34:06 AM »

My pants seem to die that same way!

I have been thinking about getting one of those cloth stripper devices and trying my hand at making a braided rug entirely out of old jeans. 

Some people make purses out of pants, especially using the rear pockets.  They look kind of cute. 

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« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2012 10:17:35 PM »

I wanted to try to make a rug but then I thought you probably need more than one holey pair of pants to make a decent-sized rug
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2012 01:40:27 PM »

Maybe a skirt? Depending on the hole in the crotch...

I turned an pair of cords into a skirt here.



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« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2012 05:09:18 AM »

I've turned a pair of denim overalls into a skirt.  Just cut along the inner seams and add uppside down "V's" in the front and back.  I used a patchwork of denim from other old jeans. 

I'm also using some denim scraps in a rag rug along with other fabric scraps.  Instead of a braided rug though I'm doing a toothbrush rag rug.  http://www.matchingpegs.com/2012/01/14/my-huband-showed-us-all-his-love-by-whittling/  No sewing, knitting, or crocheting knowledge needed.  If you tighten the "stitches" as you go along the sides curve up.  If you don't have a lot of fabric, it could be a small basket or bowl.
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2012 07:08:33 AM »

You can cut sections of the leg and sew them into drawstring pouches.

I also had a friend once who took a whole bunch of worn-out jeans, cut squares from them, and sewed the squares up into a beautiful heavy-duty picnic blanket. If you have multiple pairs of jeans that can't be worn anymore, that might be a good project to tackle!
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