Clothing + Fashion how to reuse old jeans

Published on December 26th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe

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Reader Question: How to Reuse Old Jeans

how to reuse old jeans

Need some ideas for how to reuse old jeans in your closet? We have you covered!

On our “How do I reuse…?” page, reader evamerie41 asked for help reusing…

Jeans! Specifically jeans that rip inside the thighs where it would be awkward to patch them. Or that don’t fit any more.

What a great question! It’s always a bummer when our favorite pair of jeans wears out, isn’t it? A good pair of jeans are like an old friend. Sure, you can donate too-big or too-small jeans to the thrift store, but after years and years of wear and tear, some jeans are just not mendable anymore. Rather than sending all of that good, durable fabric to the landfill, you can use your crafty powers to turn that denim into lots of usable things!

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My name is Becky Striepe (rhymes with “sleepy”), and I am a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. My mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone!. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .



2 Responses to Reader Question: How to Reuse Old Jeans

  1. Pingback: E-Waste Crafts | Crafting a Green World

  2. Connie says:

    Slippers!!!! I’m going to make a couple of pairs of these cutie for the house! Thanks!

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