Recycled Jeans Simple Sewing Project

If you are a regular reader of my blog you’ll remember that all my kids jeans have holes in them, read here.  I saved them because I wanted to do something with them, but I wasn’t sure what.  I came across a blog post from Becky has Been Blogging called A cute zipper pouch for anything and everything.  I knew this would be perfect for my project.  The fabric sizes were small enough that I could use the jeans I had.  You’ll want to go to her post for all the instructions because I am a very basic sewer.  You guys don’t know how excited I was to do this!  I am so proud of myself.

Recycled Jeans Simple Sewing Project

First, I cut the jeans.  I didn’t have the tools Becky suggested so this took longer than it should have.  I needed 2 9″x 7″ pieces of the outer fabric and 2 9″x7″ pieces of the liner fabric.  I had this great Hello Kitty fabric left over from a previous project so I thought it would work perfect with the pink zipper I bought.  And yes, I have never sewed anything with a zipper, ever!

Recycled Jeans Simple Sewing Project Recycled Jeans Simple Sewing Project

I layered the pieces, per her instructions.  I have a sewing machine, but do basic hemming and sewing.  I never even knew there was a “zipper foot”.  I had to google what it looked like and luckily one came with my sewing machine.

Recycled Jeans Simple Sewing Project

I was sewing right along, doing really good and then broke my needle on the zipper!   Thank goodness, I had an extra in my supplies that came with my machine.
Recycled Jeans Simple Sewing Project

This project took about 45 minutes to complete because I was reading the instructions over and over to make sure I was doing it right.  I could complete this much faster now.

Recycled Jeans Simple Sewing Project

Doesn’t it look awesome!
Recycled Jeans Simple Sewing Project

Look at that zipper!!

Recycled Jeans Simple Sewing ProjectMy 4 year old daughter has already claimed this for herself.  She loves it and I do too.  There is so much I could use this for and I plan on making a lot more.  All I had to buy was the zipper and I think it was $2.88!

Check out Becky’s blog for the instructions and show her your project.  She’d love to see your work!

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2 Responses

  1. Aspen Jay says:

    What a clever and cute idea! So resourceful… now if only I knew how to sew!

  2. LeAnn says:

    Very cute! This summer I am going to make American Girl skirts out of the material they cut off when they hemmed my jeans. I will let you know how it goes.

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