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15 Ways to Reuse Old Jeans

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15 Ways to Reuse Old Jeans

When you dug through your closet to pull out those winter clothes, did you find a pair of jeans or two that are past their prime or no longer fit? Those old denims are perfect for all sorts of fun, crafty projects!

Some of these ways to reuse old jeans require a bit of sewing skill, but I’ve made sure to include lots of no-sew projects too. Whether you’re a savvy seamstress or an avid DIY’er that cringes at the thought of a needle and thread, there are lots of fun ways to repurpose old jeans!

1. Make stamps. Use those small denim scraps to make fun, repurposed stamps!

2. Sew a purse. Threadbanger shows us how to turn old jeans into a new purse.

3. Jeans to skirt. Refashion your wardrobe! You can transform an old pair of jeans into a brand new denim skirt.

4. Decorate. Use your crafty skills and make cute denim bunting out of those old jeans.

5. A rag rug. Do you crochet? A New Old Fashioned Gal shows you how to turn your jeans into repurposed “yarn” to crochet a rag rug.

Next>> More recycled denim projects!

Image Credit: Creative Commons photo by quinn.anya

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Becky Striepe

Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!


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2:51PM PST on Mar 1, 2012

thanks for the info.

10:11PM PST on Jan 23, 2012

My mom makes the most awesome jean quilts. The one she made for my husband and I for our wedding present out of our old jeans was just the best!

2:51AM PST on Jan 4, 2012

great ideas

12:09PM PST on Dec 28, 2011

Made a purse out of denim when I was a teenager (many moons ago) never thought of placemats or coasters. Thanks for the tips!

7:43AM PST on Dec 28, 2011

Great Ideas. I love the bunting and the flowers. I suppose if you really wanted a fancy jean bunting, you can sew a jean flower on it!

9:35PM PST on Dec 27, 2011

thank you

5:33PM PST on Dec 26, 2011

love this !!!!!!!!!

4:13PM PST on Dec 26, 2011

What creative ideas...thanks! I especially love the placemat with the pocket and the knitting needle case.

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Utterly ridiculous! You'd have to be an idiot to wear this, I think....

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