From Mens Jeans to Womens Handbags
The versatility of jeans is just a small part of their attraction. They are as comfortable as they are ever-fashionable. Womens and mens jeans are great for cutting up into accessories. Handbags are one of the easiest accessories to make from a pair of old jeans. Some choose to create chunky bracelets from old jeans and others even go as far as using the waistline of the jeans to make belts. Wallets or purses are also fairly simple to make from jeans and this is usually done by using the pocket parts of the jeans.
Here are some of the most obvious accessories you can make by cutting up womens and mens old jeans:
Belts Handbags Bracelets Wallets Purses
More than just an accessory
As well as creating a range of funky accessories, old jeans can also be used to create new clothing such as denim shorts or skirts. Skirts can be worn both long and short by simply cutting at the inside leg of both legs and re-sewing into a skirt shape. Short denim skirts never fail to go out of fashion and they are easy to make from jeans of all colours, while mid-length skirts are also popular. Dark denim and light stonewash denim are particularly popular, while other colours such as pink, white, yellow and red will come in and out of fashion depending on the seasons in-colours. Regular coloured jeans are often cut up into shorts that, just like with skirts, can be worn at different lengths.
Tiny hot pants for the daring, through to knee-length shorts for the more conservative can easily be cut out from jeans and again these colours can vary depending on the seasons trends. Three quarter length trousers are also a simple way to jazz up an old pair of jeans with some choosing to re-hem the bottom where the material has been cut. Others opt for a more casual approach, allowing the frayed bits to hang loose. It is also fairly simple to add some decorative trimmings to a pair of jeans by creating some embroidered patterns or colourful designs. Many enjoy taking a pair of destructive scissors to their jeans, cutting out some funky rips and tears on the thigh, knee and even the backside!
Reduce, reuse and recycle your jeans
Whatever you choose to do with your old jeans, dont throw them away. There is so much more that can be done with womens and mens jeans when you tire of them in their original form. Denim is a notoriously difficult material in which to find the perfect fitting jeans; creating a new pair of shorts or a skirt from an old pair of well-fitted jeans should be a given!