Recycled Denim

By Judith on February 21, 2011
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I live in jeans 365 (pretty much!) and always have a pair or two to cut up.

Denim is such a great material to recycle and is strong and durable enough for handbags.  I made a few of these crazy patchwork ones last year for a bag sale, and loved how they turned out (they sold really well too!).

I’ve also used different coloured denim for a weekend bag which I’m currently teaching in class.  I even used the tie belt from one pair of jeans to make the handles!

I’ve even used denim in cushion making, although I don’t recommend mixing denim with lighter weight fabric scraps.  Keep everything to the same weight and you’ll be fine!

Other uses for denim I’ve found are doorstops – again strong and strudy for such a heavy object.

I’m afraid charity shops don’t ever get my discarded jeans now!

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