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6 Ways to Reuse Old Jeans

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6 Ways to Reuse Old Jeans

We’ve probably all got some in the backs of our closets. Old jeans that we just can’t bear to part with. Maybe they’re out of style or maybe they don’t quite fit anymore. Maybe they’ve just got an unsightly hole or stain. No matter what the problem, we’ve got a project to help you give those old jeans a new life!

1. Make a Denim Rag Rug

Over at Cut Out + Keep, you can learn how to turn an old pair of jeans or two into a circular, braided rag rug.

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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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5:00PM PST on Dec 31, 2013

the quilt idea is interesting

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10:22AM PDT on Aug 29, 2013

I've actually tried my hand at a jean bag---sadly the bottom fell apart. You need a really good sewing machine to stich jean. Thanks

5:16AM PDT on Oct 8, 2012

Great ideas thanks .

11:50PM PDT on May 1, 2012

we used to make hand bags out of old jeans

8:27AM PST on Jan 17, 2012

I have made jean skirts from old jeans, denin purses, scarves, shirts, baby jumpers, bags and applied patches on several items. There are so many things to do with old jeans. The levi tags make great accents too! Thanks.

9:19PM PDT on Jul 26, 2011


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4:22AM PDT on Jul 7, 2011

These ideas are just great. Thanks Becky.

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