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7 Creative Ways to Reinvent Your Jeans from Drab to Fab ...

By Corina

Denim fabric is actually one of those things that look and feel better as it ages. Unlike any other textile, denim will never fall out of fashion, so if you have an old, worn out or out of style pair of jeans that you are no longer wearing, don’t throw them out because there are a lot of amazing ways to repurpose them. If you want to get a little crafty, there are lots of wonderful do-it-yourself projects using jeans. From unique home décor items to stylish accessories, there’s a wide variety to choose from; some of them might require some sewing knowledge. Here are 7 new things you can do with old denim jeans:

Table of contents:

  1. Jean cocktail napkins
  2. Patchwork jean bowl
  3. Denim pillow cover
  4. A new and stylish handbag
  5. Blue jean slippers
  6. Denim pom-poms
  7. Adorable baby bibs

1 Jean Cocktail Napkins

One of the craftiest things you can make out of an old pair of jeans are some funky denim cocktail napkins, which can be perfect for a casual get-together. You can customize them for the occasion with bleach stamps or you can decorate them with stitches along the edges. Your guests will surely be impressed and you will be so proud of your masterpiece.

Tutorial: brit.co

2 Patchwork Jean Bowl

Among the wide variety of things that you can make out of an old pair of jeans, this is one of the most amazing and most stylish, in my opinion. You can make it by generously applying some Mod Podge to scraps of jeans in order to make this stiff and beautiful denim bowl.

Tutorial: hellonatural.co

3 Denim Pillow Cover

This beautiful and cute denim throw pillow would be perfect for any living room. It’s not that hard to make. All you need are a few basic sewing skills and some patience. This is such a lovely pillow cover and a great way to recycle old jeans.

Tutorial: hubpages.com

4 A New and Stylish Handbag

This is a very practical way to transform an old pair of jeans. You just need some jeans that you no longer wear, a pair of scissors, a needle and thread or a sewing machine. You just have to cut several long and even denim strips, then simply attach them together in the basket weaving style.

Tutorial: alldaychic.com

5 Blue Jean Slippers

How cute are these? Did you ever imagine you could make something for your feet from your old blue jeans? You need to have a decent level of sewing skill but if you confidence to try, give it a go.

Tutorial: theguardian.com

6 Denim Pom-Poms

This is such a wonderful and festive idea and it’s so easy to make at the same time! You can use them as tassels on gift wrap or you can even string them as festive garland. Well, you can use them however you like; they are so cute either way and they could come in handy in a wide variety of occasions.

Tutorial: denimdoover.com

7 Adorable Baby Bibs

These adorable denim bibs are much more durable and stain-resistant than any store-bought bib. They are easy to make and you need minimum sewing skills to complete this DIY project. Your kids will love them and you can get as crafty and as creative as you want with this project.

Tutorial: happyhooligans.ca

There are a lot of wonderful ways to repurpose old jeans. I just mentioned a few in this little article, but I’m sure that there are a lot more I could add to this list. What other new things can you do with old denim jeans? Please share your ideas with us in the comments section!

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