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Topic: Jean Trash Bag or Magazine Holder or TV Guide/Remote Caddy - Take Your Pick  (Read 5409 times)
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« on: November 09, 2005 11:36:07 PM »

I cut the legs off a pair of large pair of jeans, just below the crotch and used a simple stitch to hem the seam.  After that I completely drenched the jeans in Aleene's Fabric Stiffner (pour several cups in a bucket and soak the fabric)  Working quickly, I placed two large inflated balloons into the opening at the waist to help it hold its shape as it dried. 

I placed the entire "bag" on a plastic sheet and positioned the bottom portion of the legs so they would stand upright when it was dried.  Once dried I popped the balloons and viola - instant recycling bin, magazine receptacle or trash can for paper.  If you plan to keep it next to the television, you can create an opening in the pockets to hold the remote, just place smaller, tubular shaped balloons in the pockets!

If desired coat it with a fabric sealant.  There needs to be a bit of clarification - the fabric stiffner makes the jeans hold their shape - FOREVER!

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« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2005 12:22:58 AM »

Fun and functional!  Well done.
This sounds like a really fun project to work on.  Lots of options and a chance to get your fingers messy!
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« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2005 08:07:40 AM »

That's great!
Here in The Netherlands you can see pairs of jeans sit bij themselves (made like yours) on benches in gardens, with plants growing out of them. I keep thinking that it's rather strange to have plants growing out of trousers... I like your idea better.
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« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2005 08:46:31 AM »

That's great!
Here in The Netherlands you can see pairs of jeans sit bij themselves (made like yours) on benches in gardens, with plants growing out of them. I keep thinking that it's rather strange to have plants growing out of trousers... I like your idea better.
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Interesting, I like the idea of plants growing out of pants...I'll be there traveling there in December and will look for them!
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