As part of I Dream of Jean-ie, I thought it would be fun to share a round up of things to do with your existing jeans. First of all, there are a million and one things to make out of old jeans. Jeans are fabric, after all; really durable fabric in most cases. So they can be made into lots of stuff. Especially the pockets. I started trying to catalogue ideas, but seriously, so.many.things. So I’m not even going to go there. Search “Jeans DIY” and you’ll get approximately 5.6 bazillion ideas. Instead, let’s focus on ways to get more life out of the jeans you already have, as jeans.
Melissa went over fit issues in her awesome post yesterday
Here are some ideas on achieving a better fit, or a different fit from the jeans hanging around in your closet:
|Fix a gaping waist with elastic at
I am Momma Hear Me Roar
|Bootcut to Skinny Jeans at
| Cigarette Style your Jeans with
Cotton and Curls
| Bring in the waist by just a bit with Shannon Makes Stuff
||Fix waist gap with darts at Melissa Esplin/I Still Love You||Insert elastic into the waistband with Patchwork Posse
How about the jeans loved until the knees have given out?
|Fix holey knees by darning method at PujParent||Fix holey knees by with a new patch method at Melly Sews||Change holes into monster faces with One Artsy Mama
And finally, get a whole new, fashionable look with these ideas
|How to fashionably distress by Wolf and Lace||Stamp your jeans with My Little Secret
||Add an animal print with Fashionrolla|
|Stencil them with A Beautiful Mess
|| Ombre things up with Zeberka
||This galaxy method by The Sun Was High is amazing (site asks for pictures not to be shared)|
|Bleach them out with Wobisobi
||Embrace the length by adding studs to folded cuffs with Bibouchka
||Dye them any color you want with Melly Sews|
I can’t wait to use some of these ideas on my old jeans!