SPEEDY UPCYCLING PROJECT
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I have whispering thighs and this means that the inner thighs of my jeans wear out much more quickly than than the rest of my jeans.
When repatching no longer works, I end up with a pile of denim that I can't quite bring myself to send off for textile recycling because I knwo I can get more life out of them.
I finally came up with the idea to make plant pots with the legs of my jeans and I think it's one of the quickest crafting makes I have ever done.
You don't even need a sewing machine because these can even be hand sewn.
You don't need any special materials, so I have deliberately shown you the tools you can use if you don't usualy sew things.
- Leg of old denim jeans
- Fabric scissors
- Two pins
- Sewing machine and thread, or
- Needle and thread if you are going to hand sew the bottom instead.
Step 2 - Sew the bottom with a 1cm seam allowance. Keeping the existing jean seams face down when you sew the seam allowancewill help to create te a neater boxed bottom.
Step 3 - Mark a 5cm square from the side seam to the sewn bottom
Step 4 - Cut out 5cm squares ready to box out
Step 5 - Open up the 5cm square cut and pin together the opposite sides of the same cut. Sew with a 1cm seam allowance. Repeat for other side and turn right side out.
Step 6 - Turn over the the top of the pot to reveal the side seams. Pop your plant pot into a thick plastic bag and place into your upcycled pot.
OTHER IDEAS FOR USING DENIM
Using the same method, you can also add metal poppers to top of the pot and make a project bag for crafting instead.
I also have plans to use the rest of these jeans to make a gardening pinny. Anything to stop me misplacing my secetares in ramdom places and stuffing my phone down my bra so that I can listen to music as I garden!
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