Donnerstag, 16. Mai 2013

Jeans - Part 4

Just to show that really no part of our old jeans goes to waste, here is what we make out of the top half (thigh) of the trouser legs:

Denim summer hat with a lining from vintage fabric.

Jeans - Part 3

In my last post I mentioned that there is normally one more step in-between our patched jeans and the handbags they finally end up as. Here it is:

This is really easy to do. Just cut off the legs of the trousers and add a piece of fabric to get the skirt to the desired length.

Montag, 6. Mai 2013

Jeans - Part 2

I promised to show you, what I do with the top part of my old jeans... Here we go! This is a collection of handbags which are designed to go with our Bavarian dresses, which we do for RELOVABLE.

So here comes the typical lifeline of my families jeans:

1. Worn as jeans for nice occasions
2. Patched up and worn as jeans for everyday use
3. Legs cut off and turned into short trousers or miniskirts (troucer legs turned into utnesil holders)
4. Turned into handbags

Now, I don't know what to do, when I want to recycle the handbags. Any suggestions?

Freitag, 3. Mai 2013

Jeans - Part 1

Tomorrow I will be at the annual Schafferhof garden market trying to sell some of my RELOVABLE children's clothes.

As every year I was full of plans about what to recycle for sale on the market. But also like every year family life has taken up all of my time and nothing got done.

As a last minute emergency project I made some utensil holders out of the legs of worn-out jeans. Lined with vintage fabrics and some very old lace they look precious and sold well on last year's market.

So keep your fingers crossed for my market! And next time I will show you what to do with the tops of the jeans.