Thursday, January 5, 2012

January is Denim Days here at Proverbs 31 Living

We wear a lot of denim here at our house. We enjoy wearing other things as well but denim is always a reliable standby that we like. Wearing a lot of jeans causes us to wear out a lot of jeans! That means I do quite a bit of patching. In November I patched over a dozen pairs. I finally figured out a pretty sturdy method that also looks pretty decent. It is a bit time consuming but I have decided it is worth it. The picture of Jonathan below shows him wearing some of the patched jeans. Here is my post explaining how I did it.
Not all of our jeans get mended however- sometimes they are stained or just don't fit right or otherwise don't work so then I try to make something else out of them instead. Here is my stash of jeans that I am wanting to make into something else:
 I have some ideas and I hope to work on them this month! I hope you will join me as I blog about this project. Here are a couple of things we have made so far:

A tote bag...
 A book mark....
I would love to hear your ideas for using denim too! I would love to hear your ideas in the comments and if you have a post about it feel free to leave a link. I can always use more ideas!

5 comments:

Melissa said...

I love, love, love the adorable little bookmark - we are always making bookmarks around here. I always like denim bags too.

Here is my list (don't forget you asked - and some of the best are near the bottom). :)

Raggy flowers: http://thosenorthernskies.blogspot.com/2010/08/raggy-flowers.html

Trim on my Boxes: http://thosenorthernskies.blogspot.com/2010/12/yoda-or-things-that-will-make-your.html

Chenille (you will have to scroll for this one - I want to experiment and use this for fun patches, I think)

Throw Pillows:

http://thosenorthernskies.blogspot.com/2011/10/from-husbands-discarded-shirts-to-cool.html

Funky Skirt:

http://thosenorthernskies.blogspot.com/2010/06/funky-denim-skirt.html

Halter Top:

http://thosenorthernskies.blogspot.com/2010/05/super-duper-cute-and-easy-pillowcase.html

I like finding different places to put the pockets: http://thosenorthernskies.blogspot.com/2010/08/granny-squares-old-jeans-and-giant-tin.html

Skirt (C worse this outfit tons until she outgrew it):

http://thosenorthernskies.blogspot.com/2010/02/adult-baby-doll-tunic-to-girls-skirt.html

Different Style Throw Pillow:

http://thosenorthernskies.blogspot.com/2008/02/so-far.html

Blanket:

http://thosenorthernskies.blogspot.com/2010/08/creative-high-party.html

Hat: http://thosenorthernskies.blogspot.com/2010/07/looking-for-creative-high-party-12.html

Bags that use the waist and pockets:

http://thosenorthernskies.blogspot.com/2010/08/looking-for-creative-high-party.html

http://thosenorthernskies.blogspot.com/2010/08/double-shorts-bag.html

Robin said...

I just made my son a Denim quilt for Christmas. It is wonderful!! So warm and cozy! I am also going to use denim to make curtains for the living room as we are going with an Americana theme and denim is a great sun blocker! I also love denim!!!!

fairyluver said...

These are great ideas, I especially love the bookmark idea. Thanks for sharing!!

SunshineofAutumnQuilts said...

I made a beautiful Rag Quilt our of jean squares and flannels/Tshirt like shirts for a lady who lost her mother. It was a great way to use jeans. I am in the process of making one for myself out of my daughters jeans she outgrew (I only have one girl and she is the youngest) and then just a bolt of flannel I got half off. I can't wait to finish it. You have a great idea on recycling them!

JoannaTopazT said...

I have not made (yet -- I want to!) them, but I have seen cute magnets made from the pockets cut off denim jeans and trimmed with lace or other embellishments. They were presented at a craft show as filled with little notebooks and pens/pencils for keeping things handy on a refrigerator.

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