We’ve made bowls and bins from jeans, but now it’s time to make a little somethin’ somethin’ for those bare walls: highly textural and striking recycled denim wall art!
This DIY idea comes from Bel Rossa Boutique, a blog and Etsy shop featuring hand-crafted textiles created from salvaged materials. Inspired by the book “Layered, Tattered and Stitched” by Ruth Rae, these denim canvases are pretty simple to make (although a little time consuming)!
While there isn’t a tutorial on Bel Rossa, she suggests cutting your denim into strips and then sewing them one-by-one onto a fabric backing, working in layers. Continue Reading
A great up-cycle project that results in cute storage bins? Perfection! Betz White is the mastermind behind the project, which includes instruction on how to make a large, medium and small denim bin. Besides the jeans, we’ll need some lining fabric, interfacing, quilt batting and rick rack. Head on over to Craftzine to get started. For another jeans up-cycle project, check out this blue jean bowl!
People, the 90s are over, and that frayed six inch denim strip hanging off the back of your jeans is as cool as khaki cargo pants and Phish t-shirts. So, buy them as baggy as you please, and then head over to Cardigan Empire to get your cuffs off the ground in three easy steps!
A ounce of prevention is worth some unnecessary stain-stick and a load of laundry. Protect your clothes while cooking, crafting, or tablesawing with this cool how-to via CraftyCrafty:
“We’ve all got an old pair of jeans lying around somewhere that’s either gone out of style or no longer fits us (and if not, charity shops and thrift stores can’t get rid of the things). So take some scissors to your old denim and get stitching, with this easy to follow pattern. Continue Reading
“Canadian Craftster” Kansas A offers an excellent how-to for hemming jeans. The thick denim and triple or even quadruple layers of seams can often lead to broken needles. She does use a serger, but that shouldn't limit you from giving it a try.