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« on: August 07, 2012 11:18:13 AM »

Recently, I turned a pair of old jeans into shorts. Now I'm left with the two jean legs I cut off.
I was looking at tutorials online to get ideas, and almost all of them are bags. I do love bags, but I already have one too many  Wink
In the past, I made a vest out of jean legs, that turned out really well, but I don't really need another one

Any different ideas for what to do with them?
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2012 04:11:30 PM »

It's good hardwearing fabric, could you use a gardening apron?

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« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2012 10:51:33 AM »

I am currently using a bunch of jean legs to make a rug. However if you only have the one pair, you can't make much of a rug out of that. But the bottom cuffs could be cut off and rolled into a coaster.
You could use them to make notebook covers or a cover for anything really.
I also used a pair or two of jeans to make a cover for my college dorm room milk crates.
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2012 10:51:03 AM »

I haven't tried this yet, but I REALLY want to... Cut the jean legs into thin loops of fabric and link together the same way you would with "plarn" then try to crochet!  Probably would need a large crochet hook.  If anyone tries this, let me know how this works out! Roll Eyes
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2012 07:09:14 PM »

Throw pillows?  Just stuff them and sew up the ends.
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2012 02:22:42 AM »

2 ideas with no sewing necessary.

Make bolster pillows.  Decorate each leg while flat - using fabric markers or Sharpies.  Then gather one end about 3"-4" from the end and fasten it with an elastic hair fastener (ponytail holder).  stuff it with polyester fiberfill, clean pantyhose (with runs), or a bolster pillow form.  Then use another elastic hair fastener to close the open end.  Voila!  A denim pillow!  Great for picnics, floor pillow in the family room, using in the car, a teen's room, etc.

If a pillow is too easy or boring, cut the denim into 1-1/2" squares and use fabric glue to adhere them in a checkerboard pattern to a rectangle cut from an old T-shirt.  Cut some circles from the leftover denim, and glue 2 kinds of fabric to the backs.  Play checkers!  Store checkers in an old prescription bottle or make a bag from a sleeve of the T you cut up for the checkerboard.  Roll the "board" and tie with a cord made by cutting a couple of T-shirt pieces.  (Pull on them and they will roll into cords.)  You can use the design from the front of the T-shirt for the reverse of the checkerboard, too.

« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2012 12:14:35 PM »

Besides those above, I created tubes out of them to hold my plastic bags, with a drawstring at the bottom.  Once I make plarn out of the bags, I use the sleeves to hold the balls.
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« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2012 06:40:23 AM »

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« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2012 04:16:45 AM »

What about a fabric necklace or headband? Pretty simple and you should have more than enough fabric! Could make it more interesting by making some 'jean flowers' to sew on and by plaiting strips together.

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« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2012 08:41:39 PM »

first thing that comes to mind for me is a wine back. with a cute ribbon, sew the cut edge for the bottom, put the wine in and then scrunch/tie the top of it (the finished part of the leg.. with a pretty ribbon and gift Wink
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2012 02:18:59 PM »

Ages ago, a friend made a pair of bottle carriers for me out of a pair of black jean legs. she used the cuffs to make the straps.
So sturdy! it's been with me for more than 20 years, and to more walkabouts/countries than I can remember Smiley

Back in those days, I didn't see in the stores those comfy, temp keeping carriers you can buy now.

One of the advantages, especially in unsafe areas, was the possibility to stuff my important possessions (camera, money etc) in the bottom of the sown leg, with no one the wizer, and no one thinking to pickpocket such unimpressive carrier.

they're starting to fall apart now. maybe it is time to make new ones.
« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2012 03:01:17 AM »

I make little handbags out of them. I have 2 daughters and whenever they have a birthday party invite I make a jean leg handbag. The kids love them

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