It’s Day 9 of National Craft Month! Today, Laura Kelly of Me and My INKlings Blog is sharing with us not one, but five fun ways to upcycle your old jeans into springtime accessories. What better way to embrace the warmer weather than with some stylish new gear? Don’t forget to join us on Periscope for a live-streamed craft every day this month. Plus, scroll down for info on how to win our epic Craft Month giveaways!
We wear our jeans out in this family. The Colorado winter requires us to dress warm for outdoor hiking and recreations and our jeans take a beating. The crazy thing is we still love them. Here are a few ways to upcycle your jeans into a spring fashion statement using the denim from the clothing piece and cheery seasonal fabrics from AdornIt.
This is how it all began…a pile of jeans and pretty fabrics.
This is my favorite. It is an over-the-shoulder mini purse and perfect for those outings that only require money, keys and lip gloss. To make it, I simply cut the pocket right off the backside of a pair of jeans and added a patch along with a strap.
To create a headband, I cut a strip of denim from the leg and added a strip of fabric to it with a pretty stitch. Then I sewed in a long piece of pink ribbon to the back while stitching the denim under to hide any frays at the same time. This could also be done with fabric glue if you don’t sew.
The key chain is simply adorable. I sewed on a few fabric patches them added buttons and a handmade friendship pin to one piece of denim.
Then I sewed the two matching pieces of denim together leaving the bottom open. I stitched DOUBLE across the bottom leaving a bit of room to get the metal circle through.
I love it so much that I am making them for all my friends in their favorite colors.
To create the tee-shirt, I added a small pocket from kid jeans to the front with a hand stitched flower. To make the flower, I just wadded up strips of fabric and sewed them in the middle until I liked the way it looked. I hand stitched the buttons on. I kept the colors simple so it would match with lots of things.
As if these fashion pieces are fun enough, I created a few things to brighten up my studio too. You can check out this pillow (made with my flower die for Sizzix) and find out what else I made over on my blog right HERE.
Cheers to National Craft Month, to upcycling, recycling and creating awesome things!
Laura Kelly, Me and My INKlings Blog
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