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disaster308
« on: September 06, 2005 12:55:47 PM »

my friend has a lot of old pairs of jeans that he is so graciously going to donate to my crafting pile.  i need something interesting to do with them... something more than the unoriginal (yet still very cool) things normally done with old jeans.

any ideas???
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« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2005 01:01:49 PM »

bags, purses, wallets, changepurses, skirts.
LOTS OF THINGS.
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« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2005 02:30:56 PM »

What about cutting them into 5" x 5" patches, and then combine them to make a NEW pair of pants?

Uhm.. coasters? Glue felt on the bottom of them.

Or... how about... make a "sheet" of patches and draw stuff on them to make wall decorations?

Re-upholster your comp. chair with them?

Glasses case?

That's all I can think of that's a little bit original...
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« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2005 03:23:00 PM »

isn't there a way to make paper from jeans?
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« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2005 10:04:55 PM »

Mittens with fun fur trim.  And I think if you cut the denim in very small pieces.  Put in blender with water I think you could make paper.  Will have to try that.  I make loom rugs, woven rugs and quilts with mine.
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« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2005 03:52:05 PM »

I think if you cut the denim in very small pieces.  Put in blender with water I think you could make paper. 


They're making paper pins out of denim on this site..........
http://staging.hgtv.com/hgtv/cr_accessories_jewelry/article/0,1789,HGTV_3225_2740191,00.html
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« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2005 03:57:55 PM »

There were a bunch of posts where people made patchwork quilts.  you could take the jeans, make a quilt and give it back to your friend as a gift.

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=43393.0

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=35686.0

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=42748.0
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« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2005 06:55:04 PM »

How about Denim Pocket Purses? Here's a link: http://www.allfreecrafts.com/recycling-crafts/denim-pockets.shtml
I am going to make one to use as a cel phone pouch/purse...

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« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2005 10:12:05 PM »

here is a few links

a handbag out of the bum bit..
http://www.sewnews.com/library/sewnice/crackers.gif

this one is pretty cool organiser and you could give it as gifts.
http://www.craftbits.com/viewProject.do?projectID=883

but I think a quilt sounds like fun...

I have a pair of jeans that are literally thread bare but I love them so much I
am still to come up with a craft that is worthy of my jeans..lol

goodluck

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« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2005 06:28:56 PM »

If they're not really dark denim you could cut squares out and uses them as a canvas.
I think very simple line drawings not stick men though Smiley in black, kind of flowy, ink would look good

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