Monday, February 14, 2011

Jeans and t-shirt projects

Crochet and scrapbooking are the crafts that I do most but lately I have been sewing alot.

When I decided that I wanted to make a couple denim rag quilts and some other jean projects I asked my family if they had jeans they wanted to give away.  I ended up with two plastic tubs overflowing with jeans!  I've had these jeans for a while now.  The totes take up a lot of room.  So, I finally sat down to sort the jeans.  I harvested parts that I want for different projects and tossed the rest.  Several pairs are going to Goodwill.

I still have plenty of jean material for several projects.  Here are three completed projects:

This is one pile of jeans.

I made this bag out of the legs and waist band of one pair of jeans.  The lining fabric and thread was also given to me.  So, this project was free!

This is a close up of one of the straps.  I cut the waist band in half then used a seam ripper to split the ends of the handles.  I also cut off some of the excess fabric at the ends so it would be easier to sew.  I think it turned out really well.

I made this organizer/wall hanging our of four pockets from a pair of jeans, a tshirt for the backing, and cuff and seam parts for the hanging loops.

These coin purses were made from a black pair of jeans.  The lining is the blue fabric in the background of this pic.  These zippers were purchased at goodwill.  I bought eight zippers for $1.99.  So, each of these coin purses only cost me $0.25 to make.

I reconstructed this tshirt and gave it to my Mom.  I think it looks really good on her.  She loves it!

I spent a grand total of $0.50 to make all of these projects!

What do you think?

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