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tracytrace
« on: August 18, 2006 03:47:23 PM »

I rescued an awful lot of denim that was being thrown away (I didn't manage to save it all as I had to carry it) but I have so much of it I have no idea what to do with it! I'll have a go at making a few pairs o trousers/shorts and a skirt or dress or two, and maybe a few tops. but I don't know! does anyone have any great ideas!
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jmkelsey
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2006 07:21:07 PM »

Denim make the best outdoor throw blankets.  Just patch them together and do a same for the top, sew them two together and whalla.
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« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2006 07:39:42 PM »

Denim makes really great book covers, especially over composition books for journals.  You can reattach the pockets to the front of the book to use as a pencil/pen holder.
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« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2006 07:09:46 PM »

jennyleigh- I just love that idea. 
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« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2006 07:50:18 PM »

They turn out really cute.  Some of my dd's school books are paperback, and she wanted covers.  It's difficult to put a cover on a paperback, so I measured the front, back and spine of the book and cut a piece of cardboard that size.  Then at the "bending points" I cut slightly into the cardboard so it would bend freely.  I wrapped the cardboard around the book and put duct tape around the corners of the spine top to bottom (to keep the cardboard from coming completely apart at the cut).  I then took the cardboard, placed it inside the book cover and finally put the book inside.  It now looks like a hardback book.
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silencestrikes
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2006 06:51:51 AM »

You could make some really neat curtains... my friend used all the back pockets of about two dozen pairs of jeans and put them together like a quilt, and hung it on the wall to hold her art supplies and other things- it was really, really cool.
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« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2006 10:52:02 AM »

I am making a "rag" quilt for my son out of old pairs of jeans and scraps of calico I have.  If I ever finish it, I will post it.   Wink
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