A few months ago, hubby unloaded his unwanted jeans on me. He cleaned out his closets and the jeans all ended up in my craft room. To tell you the truth, I DID ask for them. And he was thrilled to be rid of them. Some had small tears, rips, worn out knees and seats. In black and brown denim. (No blue. ????) But mostly in good shape. For crafting. To recycle.
How excited was I to get them?
So excited, they sat in a pile, 12 pairs, for several months. Ideas came. Ideas went. I looked in books and magazines. I searched on-line. Several ideas I liked. But not enough for me to put down whatever I was working on.
I stumbled upon this site.
I don’t remember how I ended up there but clicked on one of the links. I watched several instructional videos. 30 minutes later and I had My Next Recycle Project.
First, I sorted through the old jeans. Picking out the best of the bunch. Why is it there is a light spot on the right back pocket of just about all of them!! A worn out spot. Probably hubby’s wallet. Going in and out of it.
Next, I tried to cut with the sturdiest scissors I have.
Just knew they would work. They are my Go-To-Scissors-When-Nothing-Else-Works. Not!! Tried twice. I was determined those suckers would work. Wouldn’t cut. Had to use my regular sewing scissors.
I cut the back pockets out of four pairs and got started.
You won’t believe how fast these work up. The best part? I only watched the videos once. And then went off on my own to make mine and to add my own touches.
You can’t see the insides too well but there is a small pocket inside both.