Friday, February 13, 2009

Denim: An Overview

New crafts with old jeans. Recycle. Reuse.

Jeans are an American icon. They are our favorite article of clothing. Durable. Comfortable. Casual. They make a statement. We live in jeans. We work in jeans. We play in jeans. We dress up in jeans. We go in search of the perfect pair. We all have our favorite pair of jeans and mourn their passing. We hold on to them long after they should be retired.

But don’t throw out your old, worn-out jeans. Give them a second life.

Make a keepsake.

Reuse them until there is not a thread left.

I have been making "new" things out old jeans for years. I make quilts, purses and anything else I can think of (and I can think of a LOT) out of my old jeans, my kids' jeans, and anyone else's jeans I can get a hold of. I have piles and piles of jeans.

On this blog, I'm going to share some fun facts about jeans and simple projects. I'm in the process of proposing a series of craft books with over 100 things to make from old wornout jeans.

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