There is so much you can do with your old jeans instead of throwing it out. Recycling old clothes is a good way to save money and it helps the environment also. The dump on the land-fills has been piling on and everyone should try to do something to reduce the load. Cutting out old jeans and reusing the cloth is an excellent idea. Children clothes are easy to make from them as they are usually smaller in size. You can make several other articles from old jeans that can be used by kids. Here is a set of ideas to get you started:
Garments for kids are usually smaller in size so it is easy to cut out clothes for them from your jeans. Attaching zippers, hooks, and buttons on denim is very simple. Denim is a sturdy fabric so the new clothes wonât tear or rip apart easily. Your hard work will not go waste. You can make skirts or a pair of shorts from the old jeans. Cut them at the bottom and trim them along the sides to make new pants or three fourths. You can also stitch jackets and coats from them. Hoodies made out of jeans also look very appealing. Denim gloves also look really cool and come handy in the fall. Stitch denim patchwork on other garments like frocks or jerseys. If your kid is athletic, then you can make knee pads out of denim. For babies, stitch denim drool catchers. Hats and beanie caps look adorable.
2. Bed Linen
Children absolutely love quirky things that stand out. You can use the denim in the bed linen used in the kidâs room. Create denim patchwork on the bed cover. You can even give a denim border to the sheets. Make quilts out of old jeans. The thick denim is great when you want to snuggle and get warm. Pillow cases of denim or ones adorned with jean patch work look terrific.
There are so many different shoes you can make out of the durable and thick denim. Crafting boots from them is real easy and they also look cute. Use suede or leather for the soles and place a layer of flannel between two denim cloths. This will make the boots very cozy and your kids can wear them in winters also. You can easily make ballet flats, slip ons, slippers, and booties for your little tots. Line them with suede, lace, velvet or fur. You can even stitch a pair of mocs. Embroidery patterns on denim can be created or sew delightful flowers, fruits, cartoons, and other shapes that children love.
Kidâs soil and mess up things around them. Instead of buying costly fabrics for doing up the interiors of their rooms, use old jeans instead. The furniture in their room can have denim slipcovers. An expensive couch or even the bed sheets can be concealed under a denim cloth. Table covers and runners can be made from old jeans. Spawn a cover for their computer, television or any other gizmo they might have in their room. Do up their study table in denim cloth or stitch up a table or mouse mat. You can also make a nice wall organizer out of the old discarded denim. Kids have so many toys, crayons, tools that they need to stash away. All these can be stored in the wall organizers. Sew up a nice rug for them from old jeans. This throw rug can be decorated with lace, crochet, or patchwork. You can also make a door mat or bathmat from denim.
Making small items of everyday use is even easier. You wonât have to plan meticulously how to cut out denim pieces. Using small patches of the cloth to make knick knacks is better. A great idea is a pen or pencil case in which your little ones can place their pencils, sharpeners, erasers, etc. Make a purse-kit where they can store paraphernalia like paints, glue, duct tapes, etc. Put together a lunch sack or a small carry bag for them. Glue denim on cardboard and make picture frames from it. You can also use it to cover their journals or other books like encyclopedias and novels which they read often. Prepare a pair of embroidered Christmas stockings for them. Kids love snazzy and colorful things. So decorate all items made with objects like buttons, threadwork, ribbons, glitter, paints, etc.