Reducing our ecological footprint also involves reducing waste and recycling. For example, if you're renovating your wardrobe, don't throw away the clothes you no longer use. Old jeans in particular are perfect for recycling. Jeans are very durable and versatile, so we can reuse them in many ways. For example, we can create home storage projects out of jeans, as well as new piece of clothing or bags.
Reducing our ecological footprint also involves reducing waste and recycling. For example, if you’re renovating your wardrobe, don’t throw away the clothes you no longer use. Old jeans in particular are perfect for recycling. Jeans are very durable and versatile, so we can reuse them in many ways.
So let’s discover together some DIY projects to give new life to a pair of old jeans.
Bags and Cases with Old Jeans
In addition to cutting them out to make skirts or shorts, you can use the fabric of jeans to create accessories such as bags.
To look for models, just take a look online and you’ll find plenty of tutorials to inspire you.
The durable jeans fabric is also perfect for making a case for kids, who will have fun decorating it. It can also be useful at home for storing small items that you’re always in danger of losing, or as a make-up bag.
Pillows and Kennels for Animals
Another original idea is to make pillows. You can make them in many different shapes and colours, for example in patchwork style. Or simpler but with a really useful trick – leaving the back pocket and using it to store the remote control!
You can also make beautiful dog and cat kennels in a similar way to pillows. In addition to jeans, you can also recycle other materials such as fabrics and old sweaters for padding. Your pets will thank you!
Home Storage Projects with Old Jeans
Another simple object to make are the storage bags. They are perfect for keeping pens on your desk, make-up brushes, magazines, candy, gardening tools – or even seedlings!
If you have pockets left over that you don’t know how to reuse, create wall holders by attaching them to a wooden or cork board You can hang it in the hobby room, in the children’s room for their games, in the study as a pen holder. Or even above the baby changing table to have everything at hand or in the bathroom to keep cosmetics and accessories tidy.
Another very clever idea is the denim placemats. They are perfect for brunch or an informal table. They are very easy to do – you just need a sewing machine to finish the edges after cutting the jeans. You can decorate them as you like, maybe with some prints, but here’s a suggestion: keep the pockets too – they will be useful to insert napkin and cutlery!
Old Jeans Apron
Finally, an old pair of jeans also turns into a kitchen or garden apron. You only need the front part, from the belt to the knees, and the belt. If you also want the bib, create it by reusing the back part.