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Monday, December 7, 2009

Repurpose Jeans into Stockings

Do you have some favorite jeans laying around that can no longer be worn but still have some life to give? Make them into stockings!! I took 2 pairs of old jeans and made more then 6 stockings out of them. Make a stocking pattern out of paper, trace it onto your jeans, cut them out cutting through both layers of the jean fabric. I added some fabric to the toes with heat and bond.
Before stitching the stockings closed with right sides together, I decided to first add some stitching to the top of the fabric.

Since I placed my pattern at the very top of my jeans I didn't have to sew the top. I placed the pattern this way to also be able to use the pockets as additional stuffing places for goodies :) I was also able to use the belt loops as a way to hang them up too.

And if you don't have a fireplace to hang them up on get yourself a board of wood, paint it and add some cupboard door handles and hang this up on the wall. It works great for us!



7 comments:

Caz said...

How clever! Great way to use up old jeans. They look great!

Anne said...

Those are so cute!

Rowberry Family said...

good idea, cute!

myrepurposedlife.blogspot.com said...

I love these stockings! They are so cute. I love the colors on the toes and heels! :)
thanks for a great idea.
gail

casserole said...

This is such a cool idea!! I have some jeans that are perfect for this!

I featured your project on Craft Gossip Sewing:
http://sewing.craftgossip.com/lookie-what-she-made-repurposed-jeans-stockings/2009/12/11/

--Anne

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

tHESE rock! I featured them at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com

ceodraiocht said...

Fantastic - you might share these further by posting to my Stocking picture liny party that will be up throughout the holidays: http://ceodraiocht.wordpress.com/grown-up-crafts-hand-made-stockings/

Maggie