Upcycling & Recycling Denim
What do you make with old denim trousers? I don’t know about you but I always seem to have some poor fitting jeans around ready for recycling.
There are lots of great tutorial around, I’ve started making some denim baskets for my sewing room for storing odds and sods in!
If you fancy making your own they are ever so easy, there’s a great tutorial on Threading My Way.
Plus I’ve started a Pinterest board, if you fancy checking it out:)
The storage baskets use up the legs of denim trousers, and my sewing machine, gorgeous though it is won’t cope with reusing and stitching through a waistband. However I can still squeeze another project out of the jeans, plus make a further effort to sort my sewing room out (one day I will share my space but I keep waiting for a tidy moment, you may be waiting a while!). Here is a denim pocket storage idea, a Pinaddict challenge.
To make your own unpick a few denim pockets
Find an old picture frame to stretch your fabric around
Arrange your pockets, and stitch on.
Sew onto your backing fabric
Stretch around the frame. I was delighted that I remembered a few pointers from screen printing days. Start with stretching across the middle, stapling at the middle central points along each edge. Step by step stretching and stapling along, always at each side in turn. At the corners I created a hospital bed corner, folding under. Finish by masking taping the fabric edges down to the frame for a tidier finish.
Thanks for all those who took the time to read and comment last week to help me identify my Unique Selling Point for my social media course. It was really helpful and I am very grateful. The course continues to be really interesting, just wishing I had more time to give to it:)
Please do stop by Handmade Harbour and see what other people have been up to this week:)