Sunday, 24 March 2013

Jeanetics

Old jeans are often just thrown out without a second thought... until now...
This denim corsage was made very quickly from the leg of an old pair of jeans.
I marked out 8 circles plus one smaller circle. I crudely cut them out - it all adds to the shabbiness.
Fold the larger circles as below and sew them onto the smaller circle until all 8 are used.
A brassy button finished it off (plus it hides the stitching!)
I also made one from a piece of linen and a scrap of lace-like fabric

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21 comments :

Evelyn said...

How cool are these?? Pinning!!! :)))

Feral Turtle said...

This is so cute. I love recycling projects! Good Job!!

Darlene Nemeth said...

Very pretty. I just pinned it for you.
Darlene
http://darlenebnemeth.blogspot.ca/2012/08/day-26-magically-transform-mistakes.html

Angel Allen said...

Hi Karen
This is really cute. I think I'll give it a try. I'm a new follower. Hope you will visit me and take a look around. Maybe you will want to follow back.
Angel

Sarah Evans said...

What a lovely idea - they would dress up an outfit really nicely.

Thanks for linking up!

Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

Highland Monkey's said...

Jeans are very handy for cutting up and making something completely different.

Anonymous said...

Love them. Great tutorial - thanks for sharing :)

Fiddly Fingers said...

I love this and what perfect timing! My husband split a pair of jeans this afternoon! I'll have to give this a go :)

Jeannie Clemens said...

Your examples are so pretty. I hope mine turn out as good...pinned.

Picto said...

I love recycling jeans and this is great.

Jan :)

threads 'n' shreds said...

They look great, great idea. I have kept some old jeans as i want to combine denim and crochet, when i finally get some time!!!

Rachel said...

I have a denim flower clip that I wear in my hair! There really are so many cool things you can do with denim!

Krista Low said...

I love fabric flowers and I have never seen one made out of jeans before! I love the look and the button you chose is perfect! Great post and fabulous idea :) Krista @ http://ahandfulofeverything.blogspot.com

Gertie said...

Great way of recycling jeans.

Anonymous said...

A great idea! My sister has just sent me a photo of a bag she made with the top half of an old pair of jeans - now I can point her in your direction to get an idea of what to do with the legs!

Simmi said...

Awww they're really cool! I love how easy they look to make, but how the finished article looks like it took ages - will have a go - think hubby's about to throw out some old jeans! Simmi x

Hilary said...

Super cute! Going to give this a try ... thank you!

AliceAndFlorence said...

I have some denim lurking just waiting for a project like this! Wendy x

sew sweet vintage said...

Cute denim upcycle!!! Pinned:) Love vodka too:) New follow. Follow back at http://www.sewsweetvintage.com/2013/03/vintage-popcorn-chenille.html

Handbags by Helen said...

Love the linen and lace

Kim Young said...

Love these! I was just working on felt flowers - these look easier and just as adorable! Pinning!