After Reading This, You'll Never Throw Out Your Old Jeans Again

Pockets from old jeans can be reused to make practical wallets or coverings to store different types of objects, depending on their size.
After Reading This, You'll Never Throw Out Your Old Jeans Again

Last update: 30 May, 2022

Regardless of the brand, blue jeans are generally one of the most useful pieces of clothing that has ever been invented. Sometimes they end up going out of fashion, but they’re still always in good shape.

One option is to give them to others when you no longer like them, or once you have no more use for them. But there are other ideas out there that can help you continue to get some great use out of them.

This not only puts your creativity to the test, but it also helps confirm your commitment to recycle things, and to be more environmentally conscious.

And, even though you may not believe it, old jeans can be used in several amazing ways around your home to extend their life.

Below we are going to share with you 10 interesting ideas to help give those old jeans new life.

You’re going to love them!

1. Bag made from old jeans


A bag made from old jeans.

There are a lot of great ideas out there for making a bag or wallet out of old jeans.

Firstly, cut them into the size and shape that you want. Then use stones, other pieces of fabric, buttons, and other things to give it a personalized touch.

If you have more time, you can cut out several pieces of fabric and sew them together to create a bolder, or more casual and informal design.

2. Cell phone charging bag

A cell phone holder made from old jeans.

One of the inconveniences when it comes to charging your cell phone is that there’s not always enough space to leave it charging.

Here’s a  fun and practical way to solve this problems! Just use the back pocket of one of your jeans to make a small pocket to hold your phone.

Make sure to make a small strap so you can hang it on the wall.

3. Wall organizer

A wall organizer made from old jeans.

If you have several pairs of pants to recycle, cut out every back pocket and then sew them onto a smooth, big piece of fabric.

You can add on anything extra that you like, including a strap to hang it. Then hang it in your sewing room or crafts room.

It’s pretty and decorative, and works well for storing a wide variety of small objects.

4. Bottle cover

A wine cover made from old jeans.

Do you want a different way to decorate your wine bottles?  Using this idea and some old jeans, you can give that bottle of wine a modern and different look.

You can also use it to store your bottle opener or similar things that you have at home.

5. Apron

An apron made from old jeans.

It’s easy to make a household apron when you have jeans that are old enough and big enough.

Cut up the jeans and cut an apron into whichever design you choose. Keep in mind how big you would like it, and then sew it together.

If you don’t have a very large piece of fabric, you can join together several pieces together until you get a size that adapts to your body.

After you get the right shape, then add some straps. After that, finish it off with buttons, a border, fabric remnants, or additional decorations, if you want.

6. Personalized notebooks

A diary made from old jeans.

Because they’re modern and stylish, jeans are one of the best ways to cover and personalize work and university notebooks.

Cut your old jeans to the appropriate size and then use high-quality glue to stick it to both sides of the cover.

7. Multi-use organizer

A multiuse organizer made from old jeans.

Another way to make a home organizer is to join several large pieces of fabric to create any kind of bag. You can use it to store larger items, or even other pieces of clothing.

8. Small bag

A small bag made from old jeans.

By cutting one the of the legs from your old jeans, even the upper part, you can make a small bag out of that to store objects that you generally lose easily.

Cut out a piece as large as you like, then sew the two ends together, and leave a small hole to insert a strap.

9. Coin pouch

Purses made from old jeans.

This could be made from an old jeans pocket, or larger sized pieces, to create a beautiful coin pouch to carry everywhere.

Put your creativity to the test and add decorative accessories, like buttons, borders, or colored zippers.

10. Pet clothing

Dog's clothes made from old jeans.

What about using your old jeans to make clothing for your pet? Although this takes a bit of time, you can design clothing that is unique to your dog or cat.

11. Pillows

A pillow made from old jeans.

Renew your old couch pillows by cutting several jeans up and making new covers.

Sew them according to the pillow, then play with different colored fabric and add any kind of accessories or decorations you like.

Are you ready to use your imagination and creativity? Choose whichever one you like most, and put those old jeans to use.

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