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creative permie uses for old jeans

 
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I make quilts out of old jeans. But there are many scraps leftover even after that. So one year I made a quiet book for 'Shh!' moments in our lives. Here are the jeans-specific pages. It's lasted through 12 years of tiny hand play so far
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ABC's
ABC's
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Buckling
Buckling
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Button matching
Button matching
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Zipping
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Weaving
 
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I made a farm apron out of a friend's holey jeans. The full thread is here: farm apron
Here's a picture taken before a few alterations were made to make it fit my small frame better. I love the big, functional pockets!
 
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Well, this isn't a sewing angle at all. If I received a bunch of dead jeans that had no other use, I would stuff the legs with sand/gravel, zap the ends together with pallet wood and drywall screws, and use them as "deadmen" -- weights that act as a spring weight to maintain tension when taking down trees. Usually danger trees, and I'm usually taking them down myself, and I'm a careful SOB in those situations.
 
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