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15 Ways to Reuse Old Jeans

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denim tote bag6. Make a wine bag. A bottle of wine is the perfect hostess gift, and I love that this repurposed wine bag uses the jeans’ back pocket to hold an opener.

7. Knitting needle case. Old jeans make the perfect outer fabric for a knitting needle case!

8. Coasters. With just some scissors and fabric glue, roll up your own custom set of denim coasters.

9. Denim rose. Another no-sew project! Whip up sweet denim roses. They’re great embellishments, or you can hot glue them to a pin backing or hair clip to make a cute accessory.

10. A cozy quilt. Lots of jeans? Make a quilt! Just cut them into squares, piece them together, and sew them up just like you would any other quilt.

11. Tote bag. Wide leg jeans make a super simple tote bag. Just cut a section of the leg, flip inside out and sew the bottom, hem the top, add straps, and embellish.

Next>> Even MORE recycled denim projects!

Image Credit: Creative Commons photo by heidi elliott

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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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7:07AM PDT on Jul 5, 2014

Thanks these are great ideas.

6:49AM PDT on Jun 10, 2014

Thanks for sharing this .

6:17AM PDT on Jun 9, 2014

Make the best use of what we've got

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6:51AM PST on Mar 1, 2012

thanks for the info.

2:11PM 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!

6:51PM PST on Jan 3, 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!

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very Interesting. Thank you for caring and sharing.

Thanks. All the cats like it if I can stay home.....

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