Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Denim Repurposed

Denim jeans; American just like Apple Pie and Baseball. I love blue jeans, and I have recycled, up-cycled, re-used and re-purposed lots of them over the years. A couple of tips.....use really sharp scissors and a denim needle in your machine. Look for 50% off thrift store sales or purchase used jeans at yard sales very inexpensively for your projects.  Here is a round up of denim jeans from my linkers at WUW. 





I want to start off with some links from Sewing for Utange. All sorts of denim jeans are re-made into sell-able items that are sold to raise money for starving orphans of Utange. Such a worthy venture! Please stop by there to say hello, and give if you feel lead to do so. 


The first is a coin purse key ring; a pocket purse with a zipper; very fun for a coin purse. And many lovely aprons. There are many different projects on the blog with instructions included for many different projects. 


The next project is from Buttons and Paint and it is a sweet tote bag.


The Hong Kong Chic has lots of recycled denim on her blog! Look at this fun idea for belt storage! 
And this purse is just so pretty! I need one of those! 
Love the handle on this tote bag.
She also made a case for her tablet from a pair of jeans, really nice!


I also wanted to include a link to my Pocket Purses I made for my grand daughters. 

The sky is the limit to re-purposing an old pair of jeans. What have you made? I would love to see it! Come on over and link it up with me at Wow Us Wednesday! 


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These links are from my weekly link up's every Wednesdays and are my features. I link at these parties.





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60 comments:

  1. great... I also make these thins.. I like yours

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  2. A friend of mine took old jeans and made an apron for me and took a bunch of jean pockets to make place holders for napkins and silverware. Great uses for jeans! Thanks for linking up at Pin It Tuesday!

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  3. Wow, I never thought about re purposing old jeans.. These are some really great projects..

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  4. These are cute. My daughters would love those little pocket purses. :) I saw this on the Homework Link party. I posted on there as well. I'd love for you to visit my little blog if you have time. Thanks!
    Gina
    www.ginascraftcorner.blogspot.com

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  5. I have lots of denim I can use. Thanks for this great post. I just stopped by from Pin It Tuesday.

    Joanne/Winelady Cooks

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  6. I would love for you to share and link up at my TGIF Link Party. The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday's at midnight.

    http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/2013/05/tgif-link-party-3.html

    Have a wonderful week!

    Hugs, Cathy

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  7. I love denim and jeans. Thanks for this collection of ideas. I love the over the door organizer.

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  8. Great denim items - I love the apron the best! I'm in love with denim items. Working on a ranch is pretty tough on jeans and my Honey goes through knees in his jeans pretty often. I hate that I'm sewing-challenged, I'd have lots of fabric to play with! LOL Thanks for sharing. (visiting from Wonderful Wednesday)

    ~Taylor-Made Ranch~
    Wolfe City, Texas

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  9. I also make items from recycled jeans...love these ideas! thanks!
    Linda
    mysewwhatblog.blogspot.com

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  10. I love these ideas im always looking for good ideas like this! I have a lot of jeans that don't fit! Im a new follower I would love for yoy to follow me back!
    oneofakind-kikistok.blogspot.com
    Thanks
    Kiana

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  11. Very good ideas!!!!Thanks for sharing!
    http://freestilcreatingbyvilly.blogspot.gr/

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  12. Hi, I just found your blog through "Fluster Buster", I'm glad I came to visit your blog , because I love it. This post about repurposing jeans is amazing!!!
    New follower here via GFC. I invite you to visit my blog and if you like my creations I hope that you will consider to follow me back!
    I hope you do not mind I pinned this post for future reference.
    Have a nice day.
    Marisa from
    http://passionetcouture.blogspot.ca/

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  13. Great ideas, thanks for sharing!

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  14. Great stuff! The belt storage is so creative! Thanks for linking up to the Pinterest Power Party!

    Kristin
    Www.ExploringDomesticity.blogspot.com

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  15. Would love to invite you to my link up that goes live at 7am in the morning. We pin all those who join to our party board on pinterest.
    http://myfashionforwardblog.com/2013/05/23/all-things-pretty-9/

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  16. Denim, my favourite material! These are great. Following you now and am very glad I found you at the Hope in Every Seaon Homemaking link up.

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  17. So many clever ideas! I really like the apron. Thank you for sharing at Fluster's Creative Muster.

    Robin
    Fluster Buster

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  18. I love jeans as well. I have been collecting them so I can make some amazing things. You have created such a cute and fun collection.

    Jenny @ http://jennylynndesignz.blogspot.com/

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  19. I like your list of suggestions. The belt holder is one I never would have thought to try.

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  20. Thanks for featuring our Denim Bag! We have added your button to our post! Lots of Love from the UK xx

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  21. Great ideas for reusing denim. I have made one bag that I use for my crochet-knitting bag and I am currently making another one that I want to use as a purse. Both made from old pairs of my jeans. I love the denim organizer above.

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  22. Lots of great ideas! I have made one bag from my old jeans that I use as my crochet -knitting bag and I am currently working on a purse that will have floral fabric for the lining. Love the organizer for belts above - another great idea.
    www.kimberleeskorner.com/blog

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  23. What a neat idea! Can't wait to check out some of your other projects!
    ~Katie @ Upcycled Treasures

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  24. Love your ideas and SOOOOO love recycling, up-cycling etc.... Love your pocket purses!!! So adorable. Thank you for some fab ideas!!!

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  25. Denim is such a universal fabric. Thanks for sharing these really fun ideas with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  26. I found you on The Thriftiness Miss and I'm your newest follower! I love your idea of buying denim from thrift stores and using it to re-purpose. My hubby will not be happy about this because I'm going to have to try it! Please visit my blog and share the love, too!

    Krissy @ http://hotcommodityhome.blogspot.com

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  27. What a fantastic range of ideas you have here for denim. I was once collecting jeans to make into something else but ended up giving them all away to charity when they sat at the bottom of my cupboard for a year. Now I wish I didn't.
    Seen you at the chic on a shoestring link party and thought I would pop by to peek at your cool blog. Hope you'll return the favour sometime :)
    Have a great weekend :)

    http://make-it-yourselfmumma.blogspot.com.au/

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  28. so fun!! I love what you did with the jeans... I also saw your delicious cucumber salad... Thanks for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays and for the link back :o) Can't wait to see what you bring next week. Emily @ Nap-Time Creations

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  29. These are awesome ideas - I've been looking for a great way to repurpose some of our jeans!!! How do I pin your posts?? Thanks for linking up with me and my co-hosts at PinIt! Tuesday!

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  30. so many great bags and the cause you make them for is terrific! Bless you!

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  31. I made denim pocket purses and sold them before! I used to do many more crafts! Children loved the little purses.

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  32. Great ideas! Thsnks for sharing them over at One Sharendipity Place!

    Pam
    www.thet2women.com

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  33. Oh nice! I love repurposing denim, it's such a comfortable fabric. :)

    Thank you for linking up to
    From the Farm Blog Hop! We hope to see you again next week!

    ~Kristi@Let This Mind Be in You

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  34. Oh my gosh!! What cool stuff. I have a stack of old jeans, if only I knew how to sew :( But they're definitely in the "some day" bin LOL

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  35. Fab Ideas, thanks for sharing!

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  36. thanks for sharing these fun and cute ideas! :-) I have lots of denim around and would love to try!
    Ingrid
    stopping by this evening from the twelve o eight party!

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  37. Great ideas, Connie! I especially love the pocket purses :) Thanks so much for sharing at last week's All my Bloggy Friends - Linda and I look forward to seeing what you share this week! :)

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  38. REally cool ideas! Love repurposing! THe hanging pants organizer is a really cute idea! I had a friend who made tube bags just by cutting off a leg and sewing a circle to the bottom, hemming the top into a draw string closure and adding a long strap. Was really neat and she using it to cart around poles for artshow displays. ^_^ Can't wait to tackle the stack of old jeans I have stored up in my art room!

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  39. Great ideas to re-purpose. YOU have been featured again!
    Thanks so much for sharing at Tuesdays with a Twist. Hope to see you again this week!

    http://back2basichealth.blogspot.com/2013/05/tuesdays-with-twist-7-and-huge-seed.html

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  40. How fun are these? Great ideas! Thanks for sharing.

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  41. Fabulous job!! Thanks for linking up at the Pinterest Power Party!

    Danielle
    SewMuchCrafting.com

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  42. Thank you so much for featuring my denim upcycling projects!!!!!!! :)

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  43. Love all these ideas, I have been saving denim for years and need to start making things with my stash. Found you on Life on Lakeshore Drive's linky party.

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  44. Psst! We at thet2women just loved this post and your blog and plan to feature it THIS Saturday over at One Sharendipity Place!! Thanks so much for linking up with us this past week!! We’re very glad you did!!
    sue@ thet2women.com

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  45. I thought I commented on this earlier but I guess I didn't. Wow, I love denim stuff, especially purses. How fun!

    Thanks so much for linking up to "Making Your Home Sing Monday" today! :)

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  46. Very great ideas! I'm loving it! I always feel bad throwing out old worn out jeans. Now I have some great ideas to use it up! Thanks so much for linking this up with me @ Great Idea Thursday's :) Krista @ A Handful of Everything

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  47. Seeing your post linked up at the Creative HomeAcre Hop was great for denim fans like me! Thanks for joining us and we hope you'll come and party again on Sunday at http://mumtopia.blogspot.com/2013/05/CreativeHomeAcreHop2ndJun.html

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  48. Oh cool Connie I had never heard of that organization. Love recycling denim. All the projects are great & of course I love your pocket purses. xo Theresa @ DearCreatives.com

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  49. Such great ideas! Thanks so much for sharing at Give Me The Goods Monday!
    Jamie @ Better With Age

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  50. What a great upcycling project! Thanks for sharing at Give Me the Goods Monday Link Party!
    Amy @www.commona-myhouse.blogspot.com

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  51. Great ways to reuse denim! I am glad you shared about the orphanage also!

    Thank you for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party! I look forward to seeing what you bring next week!

    Cynthia at http://FeedingBIg.com

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