Friday, August 28, 2009

Earth-Friendly Friday


We all have old pants sitting around the house that don't fit us any more. Okay, maybe that's only me. But you must have some jeans that have worn out knees or holes all over the place--right?

Well, if you do, why not find a way to put those jeans to use. How about repurposing them for back-to-school gear: Like a locker organizer. It's EZ-smeezy. All you have to do is cut the pants off at the legs, sew a seam that seals the opening. Sew a couple straps on the top, then flip 'em around so the pockets can be used to hold combs, makeup, pencils or anything else. The straps can be tied onto the locker for strong support. Your kids can decorate them with buttons, ribbon or appliques.

Send your kids back to school with repurposed jeans - it's sooo kewl :)

Here's one free pattern.

7 comments:

Kelly said...

Cute! (But I'm so NOT crafty!)

Jill Kemerer said...

How fun! I have about seven pairs of jeans I could do this too. That's sad! Maybe I need to clean out my closet?

Lazy Writer said...

What a great idea!

Stephanie Faris said...

How CUTE! I don't have kids...and my boyfriend's 9-year-old doesn't have a locker yet, but I'll note it for next year. Or maybe I can use it as a cubicle organizer!

MG Higgins said...

I actually did this way back in my youth--made a book bag from old jeans. I used that bag for years and I don't think it ever wore out. Great tip!

Lily said...

Groovy man! Takes me back to the 70s. We made all sorts of things out of our old jeans; backpacks, purses, furniture upholstery. Right now I am collecting old denim scraps and pockets for a decorating project you'll someday see on my farm blog 'blahwg'.

Strange Fiction said...

Good idea. I'm thinking it would make a great clothes pin bag with the pockets for those divider thingys... what are those called anyway?