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Thread: recycled/repurposed Denim projects

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    I have to do a class for my OHCE group on recycled denim.
    While I use denim all the time for repurposed items, I was wondering, what is YOUR favorite thing to use old jeans, jumpers and skirts to make?

    I love shopping bags! and rugs!

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    Love to make totes bags. :thumbup: All different sizes and colors.

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    Here are projects that I have re-purposed with old jeans (and I still have more jeans to recycle) :lol:

    my Raggy jacket
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    Quote Originally Posted by grammy Dwynn
    Here are projects that I have re-purposed with old jeans (and I still have more jeans to recycle) :lol:
    Love your projects! I may have to add one of those quilts to my to do list. :thumbup:

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    Dog beds
    They last a good long time, the only down side is that they can't fluff them up and curl up in them.
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    Here's on I made a few years ago...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Newby0709
    Here's on I made a few years ago...
    wow..that is denim..or chambray?

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    I make rag rugs out of them all the time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newby0709
    Here's on I made a few years ago...
    Is this sandwiched? if so with what? Or is it only the denim patches?

    It looks great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    Quote Originally Posted by Newby0709
    Here's on I made a few years ago...
    wow..that is denim..or chambray?
    all denim...jeans from my children mostly

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    Is this sandwiched? if so with what? Or is it only the denim patches?

    It looks great![/quote]

    It is sandwiched and tied.

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    What about some placemats... you could use bandanas for napkins? I haven't made these, but it could be cute?

    And I love reading these ideas... I have a lot of old denim clothing that I've been saving to do a rag quilt... but I have more than enough for a quilt...

    Love all the displays so far, too!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by running1
    What about some placemats... you could use bandanas for napkins? I haven't made these, but it could be cute?

    And I love reading these ideas... I have a lot of old denim clothing that I've been saving to do a rag quilt... but I have more than enough for a quilt...

    Love all the displays so far, too!!
    love this idea! with the pockets to hold the flatware and napkin!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newby0709
    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    Quote Originally Posted by Newby0709
    Here's on I made a few years ago...
    wow..that is denim..or chambray?
    all denim...jeans from my children mostly
    wow..is it heavy? it sure is pretty how you played all the colors out..

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    I've seen cute aprons made from old jeans -- appearance was like the bags pictured.

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    Oh yes!! I hadn't thought of that!! Hmmm, I'm thinking these would be good gifts for next December!!

    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    Quote Originally Posted by running1
    What about some placemats... you could use bandanas for napkins? I haven't made these, but it could be cute?

    And I love reading these ideas... I have a lot of old denim clothing that I've been saving to do a rag quilt... but I have more than enough for a quilt...

    Love all the displays so far, too!!
    love this idea! with the pockets to hold the flatware and napkin!

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    I have done a lot of the bags. Especially like to find colored denim for them. Have a large one I made from some big man jeans. It's great to haul things to classes.

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    I make rugs, I was getting the strips sewn on Sunday afternoon.
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    Placemats are great out of the backs of jeans. Need 34 on waist or biger. Leave the waist band on, you put your napkin there . Do a. Slow curve cut from one side to other. Bind with same fabric as napkin. You can take the pockets off and do an applique or embrodreyM, then put pockets back on to hold silverware. You don't need to back but can if you want. I made a set of 4 for a bridle shower over 20 years ago for a cousin. Put their initicals on the pockets. They still have and use them today. Great for picnics and such or on the table.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suezquilts
    I make rugs, I was getting the strips sewn on Sunday afternoon.
    what type of thread do you use? Is this done on a loom?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    Quote Originally Posted by suezquilts
    I make rugs, I was getting the strips sewn on Sunday afternoon.
    what type of thread do you use? Is this done on a loom?
    Yes, I have a loom with warp on it, the rugs are around 30" wide, I can make them wider and I may on these. I don't weave for others anymore. I have several rugs on hand, I just can't stop saving jeans!
    My SIL is 6'8" and his jeans are perfect. I like tall men, what can I say! My hubby is 6'2", and a couple sons who are tall, so they keep me busy.
    Socks, my hubby uses a wool blend, I cut them up into loops, and loop them together. The two rugs in my kitchen are 10 yrs of socks.... I think they cost me a lot of money but we are getting our money's worth.

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    Great projects, and you're very creative!

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    Yes, I have a loom with warp on it, the rugs are around 30" wide, I can make them wider and I may on these. I don't weave for others anymore. I have several rugs on hand, I just can't stop saving jeans!
    My SIL is 6'8" and his jeans are perfect. I like tall men, what can I say! My hubby is 6'2", and a couple sons who are tall, so they keep me busy.
    Socks, my hubby uses a wool blend, I cut them up into loops, and loop them together. The two rugs in my kitchen are 10 yrs of socks.... I think they cost me a lot of money but we are getting our money's worth.[/quote]

    I have a loom that is smaller, so I usually make 2-4 sections and put them together..I have been using wool to make mine..but denim by the back door would be awesome!

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    I have made 1 braided rug, woven together with hemp and a popsicle stick.
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    rag quilt///here is my lastest///planning another one
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