Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Denim Re-do's

I gathered up my denim and old blue jeans and got busy making a few of my favorite projects from my Pinterest board {Upcycled Denim} and Blue Jean Top Ten to do list.

Above, I created two Blue Jean baskets from blue jean legs...I pilfered a few toile scraps from my mother for the lining. I really like how they turned out, although I didn't follow the tutorial to the letter, mainly because it was a little too involved for me as a beginner.

They do stand up nicely, even without the batting I left out. I plan to utilize the baskets to store my markers and pencils within easy reach on my desk.

I also made a bag out of a blue jean mini skirt with a kitchen towel for the lining. I picket up both pieces for 2 dollars at my favorite thrift store, Treasure House, in Beaumont.

I love the colors in the towel, red, blue and yellow...although this picture isn't the best.
 The skirt was a junior size and just right for a purse.

I utilized a pair of boys size 12 jeans also...the legs became the baskets above; the waist band the shoulder strap; and a pocket went inside for keys, etc.

Here you can see the lining and inside pocket.

What projects are you completing before school starts?



  1. Love the baskets and the purse. The lining fabric in both is very cute.

    1. Thank you...and thanks for visiting! I love the lining in the purse...I think it must be an old dishtowel, it feels similiar to floursack cloths my grandmother had.

  2. Love your bag with the inside pocket! I made a lunch bag out of jeans and I love it!
    Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

  3. By the way, you have word verification on and this prevents people from commenting. i have a post about how to turn it off: http://igottacreate.blogspot.com/2011/12/bloggy-tips-101.html
    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!

  4. that's the cutest! i love that material inside it! thanks so much for linking up to tip-toe thru tuesday!


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