When I saw this table in a restaurant on a recent vacation, I knew I had to at least comment on it. And my comment is, “Never do this to a pair of old jeans!” There are countless other things to do with old jeans….recycle them into insulation, cut them off to make shorts, Make a jean skirt, sew them into a jeans patchwork quilt or duvet cover, and the list goes on.
In fact, I was doing some research and found a very cool website called, “all women stalk” and it is a fun place to find all sorts of ideas on life and the ideas are all done in lists of anywhere from 7-9 items in about a bazillion categories. I found their list of 10 ways to re-purpose old jeans which included:
Making a recycled jeans pouf. I think this is adorable, but tricky and you will find the tutorial on the site. I like the contrast stitching which adds an interesting detail and there are some fabric paint designs added in the red as well. You can be sure this sill be a sturdy pouf to play on since it’s made of long lasting denim!
Crafting functional denim bins. I love this one because I can almost see how these were made using the legs and pretty lining fabrics. check out the tutorial though, it’s very well written and there a a few more steps than you might think!
Or how about sewing up some adorable baby bibs? As I look at the details on these it dawns on me that I’ve finally found a project I can do that uses all those beautiful stitches that my sewing machine will make. Hooray! Just need a baby now….hahaha!
I don’t know about you, but I think these women are brilliant and as of today I’m going to stop trying to squeeze into old jeans…there is so much more I can be doing with them instead of torturing myself!