DIY Crafts With Denim
If you have ever been painting your walls because you cant stand the color anymore, planting some veggies in your garden, or working on a project that had you running around, you might have realized you needed some extra pockets to carry around some essential tools. Well this idea is a great one for all those instances and more. Essentially, it’s designed for convenience and to serve the purpose of protecting your clothes.
Uses For Old Jeans
Denim is heavy duty and works well for this project. It’s a great way to recycle those old pair of jeans that you may have otherwise tossed in the garbage. I’ve seen a few other cute ideas on the net for this but the beauty of this project is you can make it your own by crafting your own personal style to it. So I’ve compiled the basic steps I took to make this. I will say that another amazing thing about this project is that it doesn’t require any advanced sewing techniques, because trust me, I’m definitely not the craftiest gal and I managed to make this within an hour and had fun while doing it!
I simply went through my drawers and looked for a tank top that was maybe a little past its prime. Something I was willing to part with for the extra material I needed to add some funky style to the apron. I ended up finding an old sleeping cami that I rarely ever wore. Luckily enough it had some lace trim and a great bold floral pattern to work with. I was ready to get started on my denim craft idea. The tools I used were just a pair of scissors, a needle and thread, and some superglue. Remember girls and guys, it does not have to be a perfect sewing job. One thing I noticed when sewing with denim crafts by hand is that mistakes and neatness does not easily show up. If you want to be a little more precise and you have a sewing machine on hand, then that would probably work to your advantage and make the process go much faster.
The first step is simple. Just cut your jeans leaving the waistband intact just as pictured below.
The next step is to cut a slit in the back rise along the seam and overlap the excess fabric. You can play around with it until you find the right symmetry. I then just stitched it with just a needle and some regular white thread.
I cut off the designer leather label. It took a little force but I got it off eventually. Then I added some ties out of the fabric from my cami to make the ties long enough to tie around my waist. (Make sure your sewing is sturdy on this part so it’s strong enough to hold constant tying and untying.)
Lastly, I just played with some of the lace and patterns and partly glued and stitched on some of the trim and patch of cloth. Remember, it doesn’t need to be perfect! I did the best I could with the materials that I had and it turned out great and definitely serves its purpose. I’ve already had a cooking session with it while carrying my phone, I-pod and notepad and pen in the other pocket. It worked out fantastically!
I would rate this project an easy 4 out of 10 on the easy scale. If you ladies or gents come up with other tips, pointers, or want to share your own design ideas on crafts with old jeans, please feel free to comment below!
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