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6 Ways to Reuse Old Jeans

6. Make a Sexy Mini

The Green Girls show you how to turn a pair of worn out jeans into a sassy mini skirt in this quickie video. If you’re a bit more modest, you could probably make this longer and just sew some left over denim behind the gap in front, since it would be wider.

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Image Credits:
Torn Jeans. Creative Commons photo by hashir
Green Jeans Bag. Creative Commons photo by potteryandeverythingelse
Kids in Skinny Jeans. Creative Commons photo by toothache_photography
Denim Quilt. Creative Commons photo by hickoryhardscrabble
Patched Jeans. Creative Commons photo by cortneyrae

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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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