Makeover Old Denim Shorts For A Fun New Look

Makeover Old Shorts

Ever have a pair of shorts that were a bit too short but you hated to toss them out? When Cindy who blogs at Upcycled Design Lab ran into this problem, she decided to have some fun with them, using left over denim from a previous denim skirt project.   With a small amount of sewing and a little dye, her old denim short shorts went … [Read more...]

Denim Backpack Made From Repurposed Jeans

Denim Backpack Made From Old Jeans

So excited to share a great recycled jean project with you today! Carol, the talented blogger behind the blog, Fun Threads Designs, loves to go hiking with her family. When hiking, no one wants to lug a purse along when hiking but it's so nice to have the essentials you need like a water bottle, sunscreen, a few snacks and of course, the car … [Read more...]

Stylish Denim Gym Bag Made From Old Jeans

Recycle Jeans to Make Gym Bag

Hope you've been saving all those old pairs of worn jeans since I lasted posted because I have a fabulous recycled jean bag project for you! This one comes from the All Day Chic where there are lots of great pictures showing how this bag is made. Her post includes a link to the instructions which are in Russian, so you'll need to use a … [Read more...]

Chevron Denim Pillow Made From Recycled Jeans

Chevron Pillow Made From Repurposed Jeans

Have you ever noticed how great recycled denim projects look when they include different colors of denim? Those are some of my faves when it comes to turning denim into something new and useful. Marji Roy who blogs at Ashbee Design has been saving jeans for some time and I was blown away by the beautiful Chevron pillow she made using small … [Read more...]

Denim Scatter Rug Made From Jeans

Denim Rug Made From Jeans or Recycled Jeans

Have you ever made a scatter rug? I haven't but after seeing this one by Joyce, who blogs at, The Funky Clothespin, I would love to try. Scatter rugs have been made from all kind of fabrics over the yeas so why not make one from those old jeans that no longer fit or are ripped in the knees. The neat things about this rug is through it will fray … [Read more...]

Make A Denim Photo Frame From Jean Scraps

Photo Frame Made From Recycled Denim

I love it when I can share a great project that makes use of the left over scraps of denim we all have from our larger denim projects.  This fun project comes from Perlilla Pets who creates custom pet portraits to fill those handmade frames. From reading her tutorial, this would be an easy project to work on while watching TV or listening to a … [Read more...]

Storage Case For Knitting Needles & Art Supplies

Storage Case for Knitting Needles

I've featured several storage systems made from recycled denim over the past year and today's denim project is another great one. If you enjoy knitting, painting or drawing, this clever storage case from the Midnight Knitter would be a great way to store your knitting needles, paint brushes or art pencils. Or, you may have other ideas for ways to … [Read more...]

Repuposed Jeans Create A Sweet Bib For Baby

Bib Made From Jeans With Contrasting Fabric

Baby bibs are definitely one of the most popular projects to make from repurposed denim.  This adorable bib comes from A Maidenhair Fern. The pocket on the front gives it so much personality and styling. Love the contrasting polka-dot fabric on back. There are so many ways to handle the closure from velcro to snaps. Be sure to check out the … [Read more...]

Extend Jean Wear With A Ruffled Hem

Add ruffle cuffs to blue jean pants

I have the cutest project to share with you today! This one just makes you want to say Awww! At least it did me! When you have young ones who are always outgrowing their jeans, often long before they are even worn out, wouldn't it be nice to have a way to make those jeans last just a little while longer. Destri who blogs at the blog, The … [Read more...]

A Whale Of A Good Time

Make a Denim Whale From Jeans

Are you smiling? I know you're smiling because that's the effect this adorable whale made from recycled denim jeans had on me when I first saw it! This cutie was created by the talented Mevrouw (Ms. Whale) who blogs at the blog, Valaan Villapaita, translated means "Whale Sweater." What a cute name for a blog! Mevrouw has written a super detailed … [Read more...]

Wine Gift Bag Made From Jeans

Make A Wine Bag From Old Denim Jeans

If you have a pair of jean you're no longer wearing because they shrunk in the closet like my jeans sometimes do, or you have jeans you children have outgrown, you're halfway to having a cute gift bag for a bottle of wine. It's true! Kelly, the blogger behind My Soulful Home made the cutest denim gift bags, just perfect for holding a bottle of … [Read more...]

Surprising Denim Jacket Transformation

Jean Jacket Makeover

Ever wish you could completely transform or change the color of a pair of your jeans or a jean skirt or jacket? Beth who blogs at The Renegade Seamstress had a denim blue jacket she no liked as it was, and decided to give it a little makeover. Check out the "Before" and "After" below. If you have a pair of jeans, a jean jacket, or s skirt that's … [Read more...]

Denim Art: Make A Circle Tree From Jeans

DIY Denim Art Work

Amanda Formaro, the super talented blogger behind the blog, Crafts By Amanda, always amazes me with all the wonderful projects she creates with recycled denim. She can draw inspiration from the simplest things and turn them into something wonderful! Amanda's inspiration for this darling denim circle tree came from a business card she came across … [Read more...]

Halloween & Fall Pumpkins Made From Recycled Denim Jeans

Make Denim Pumpkins From Recyled Jeans

My brain is still completely in summer's August and still plenty hot and muggy here in the sunny south. But I know from all the fall images I see being pinned at Pinterest, a lot of folks are already thinking ahead to autumn. Here's the perfect recycled denim project for your Halloween or Autumn decorating...denim pumpkins! Aren't these … [Read more...]

Make An Adorable Skirt From Old Jeans

Recycled Denim to Make a Skirt

Have a pair of jeans that are stained or damaged? Maybe they have even have tears in the knees. Or, perhaps your children have outgrown their favorite pair of jeans? Don't toss them! Turn those old jeans into a one-a-kind design! Choose a fabric you love and following this fabulous tutorial from U Create, turn those old jeans into a cute summer … [Read more...]