We often think that we can only recycle or reuse items that might otherwise be thrown away but that is actually far from the reality. Even items that aren’t exactly at the end of their lives could be put to better use through recycling them into great items. One such example is jeans. We often see old jeans turned into scrap fabric or just left in the corner of the drawer, but what if we could give those a new life? Here is one way to do that.
What you will need:
- Old jeans or jean shorts
- Chalk or pencil
- Embroidery hoop
- Needle and thread (optional)
Turn the jeans inside out and put the embroidery hoop on top of it, surrounding the pocket area. Using the chalk or pencil, trace along the outer border of the hoop.
Remove the hoop and cut the jeans leaving about one-and-a-half-inch to two-inch space around the drawn border. Be careful to keep the pocket around the centre of the whole piece.
Step 3: (optional)
At this point you could also paint or decorate the pocket however way you would like. If painting, make sure to let it dry before moving on to the next step.
Take the embroidery hoop and separate the two parts. Put the jean fabric on top of the smaller hoop and put the larger hoop on top to hold it all together.
Step 5: (optional)
Turn to the back and using the thread and needle sew the edges together into a loop. This step is optional, but it will help the fabric from moving.
And there you have it! Use the pocket to hold markers, pencils or even flowers and hang it on a hook on the wall.