I became the proud owner of a couple dozen used jeans in several colors as well as some khaki pants. So....hey how about figuring out 101 ways to reuse jeans? Great idea!!
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Way number 1 is these cute toddler backpacks and/or shoe bags if you travel. I used blue jean legs and khaki legs. I found the instructions here:



http://mamaurchin.com/pats-tuts-and-how-tos/how-to-sew-a-string-backpack/

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 I used the secret pocket and crochet applique to decorate my bags.
These bags are too cute and super easy to make.

I followed instructions for the blue jean bag but experimented a bit with the khaki one.


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For the khaki bag I cut out the leg in one long piece and folded it in half, saving myself from having to sew along the bottom. It did make a slightly odd shaped bag (wider bottom than mouth) but still useable!

Not sure if I misunderstood her instructions but I ended up needing two pieces of cording to get the bag to draw properly.

Let me know if you try your own jean bag or have any other cool ideas to reuse jeans!
Thanks for reading, Millie


 


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08/05/2013 2:19am

Cute mushroom! I love denim upcycle projects!

Navy Wifey Peters @ <a href="http://www.usscrafty.blogspot.com/2013/08/submarine-sunday-43.html>Submarine Sunday Link Party</a>

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08/05/2013 6:34pm

Thanks, we do too! :)

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Ana LOpes
08/05/2013 4:32am

Lovely mushroom! Thanks so much for sharing! Would love to have you visit me sometime.
Have a fabulous week!
Hugs from Portugal,

Ana Love Craft
www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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08/05/2013 6:34pm

We would absolutely LOVE to visit you! Thanks for stopping by!

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08/05/2013 8:02am

What a cute use for old unwanted jeans. And you have 100 more ways up your sleeve?! Wow!

Thanks for linking up!

<a href="http://acatlikecuriosity.blogspot.co.uk/">Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity</a>

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08/05/2013 6:35pm

well...I kind of stalled out....but have some more ideas coming! Thanks for visiting! We love your site! :)

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08/05/2013 9:10am

The toadstool looks so sweet :)

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08/06/2013 10:33pm

Thanks! Here is a link to the mushroom pattern: http://www.crochetville.com/community/topic/85829-the-cheerful-mushroom-appliquefridgie/#entry1447698

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08/20/2013 9:34pm

Love the mushroom! Jeans are great for so many things. I have used them in patch quilts and my cousin made a cute apron out of jeans. The bag is really cute. Thanks for sharing it with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

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