10 Trendy Ideas for What to Make with Your Old Jeans
Denims are very versatile. In the world of fashion, denims make quite an appearance in magazine spreads, runway and celebrity ensembles. As it is a timeless piece and an ever-fashionable wardrobe staple, we all tend to hoard denim jeans in our closet. True enough, denim jeans are everybody’s casual go-to! As we uncontrollably shop for new denim pieces, we tend to forget the ones that already became outdated. If you have denim jeans which no longer fit you or if you still own a pair of that early millennium elephant jeans, then it’s time to get rid of them! Well, we are not talking about tossing them straight to the bin. Let’s be a little more creative and consider innovative ideas to transform your old denim jeans into something hip and trendy! We have searched the most popular app when it comes to creative ideas – Pinterest – and found several ideas that let you creatively and fashionably transform your old denim jeans. If you want to know what to do with your old denims, keep on reading!
What to make with old jeans?
1. Chic Autumn Cape
A basic cape pullover is a very simple fashion idea to do. It only needs some basic cutting and sewing as long as you have the right pattern to go by. It’s definitely a cute addition to your autumn and winter wardrobe. Well, since it’s only summer, you still have several months to work on your next fashion DIY! This cape is going to look amazing on every ensemble as its denim material is quite versatile on its own. read more about denim jackets here: How to Wear Denim Jacket with Style
2. Denim Clutch Bag
We have to say that this is definitely the easiest yet most fashionable DIY denim project in this list. You only need a few yards of denim to suit the regular size of a clutch bag. It would only require basic sewing using sewing machine and a zipper. You don’t even have to worry about buying a new zipper because you can just take the old one out from your pair of jeans. In addition, this clutch bag is definitely a useful fashion staple for you. You can turn it into a makeup pouch or a bag organizer! Just check out this tutorial we found on YouTube:
3. Comfy Home Slippers
Need some comfy slippers at home? You can absolutely make a pair using a cardboard and your old denim jeans. It only requires simple cutouts and sewing (or gluing). Think about the pair of slippers you usually get in hotels – you only need to follow that simple pattern. You can also add more embellishments onto it to make it look a lot more unique and creative. Check this tutorial out:
4. Ruffled Apron
Here’s a really fun denim DIY idea for home chefs out there! If you love cooking, then you would probably know how important an apron is in the kitchen. We have to admit though, there aren’t a lot of beautiful aprons being sold in the market! They usually come plain and boring. Well, if you want your apron to look a bit more fancy, why not make your own? Add some ruffles for a much daintier look!
5. Cozy Cube Chair
Cube chairs have been a very popular home décor in the past decade. They add more style and color to your room and it’s something to draw you away from conventional sofas. It’s a very casual addition to your home so instead of buying one, why not make one? If you have some time to spare, then why not try making this one? It may take a bit of time since you have to obviously consider the size and it will also require some sewing. However, the results are very much worth it! Since you are using old denims, drying patching it all up randomly as it adds style and uniqueness to the cube chair.
6. Fringe Tote Bag
Fringe bags are quite huge in the fashion world today. Huge names like Balenciaga, Prada and Gucci are hopping into the whole bandwagon by releasing super chic fringe bags! Well, you can also make one yourself using your old denim pieces. Fringes aren’t very hard to make after all! You just have to cut it all out randomly – no sewing needed! As for the bag, you can just go for a basic tote bag style. The fringe will carry it all out. Here’s a quick tutorial to take inspiration from:
7. Denim Wreath Décor
Another home décor idea is this creative denim wreath. If your porch or your door needs a bit of decorating, you can definitely consider making this one. Use different shades of denim to make the wreath look more dimensional. It’s a great idea to add a bit of color to your home.
8. Organizer Notebook Skin
If you want your notebook, organizer or planner to look a bit more unique, then you can definitely use denim for it. Use the part of your denim jeans that has a pocket, cut it out and wrap it onto your notebook skin. The pocket can hold some extra stuff for you and it is all while looking super cute and creative! You can also add patches or beads to make it look better. It’s definitely a great DIY to do with your kids too.
9. Flip Flops
Since it’s already summer, flip flops are totally hip these days. Go hit the beaches with your denim flip flops! This is definitely a no sweat project for it is quite an easy DIY. You only need plain flip flops for this one. Wrap it up with denim strips and you are good to go! Here’s an easy tutorial for you to check out:
10. Shoulder Bag with Belt Handle
Here is another cool bag idea for your old denim jeans. This time, you can use leather belts or straps from your old clothes and make it as your denim bag’s handle!
Who says the only way to get rid of your old clothes is to throw them away? Not if you have a fun and creative imagination! We hope this list of trendy items to turn your old denim jeans into would help you plan your next DIY project. Denim fashion pieces made a huge comeback on the runway this year so it’s definitely a great time to recycle your old denims and transform them into something more fashionable! Want to read more about different denim styles? Check our blog article out here: How to Wear Denim Skirts in Stylish Way