I slept poorly last night, thanks to some late-in-the-evening chocolate that my old ass can’t handle anymore. Afternoon chocolate? Yes. Evening chocolate? Too old! However, during my many hours spent unexpectedly awake, I got to thinking about upcycled denim. Specifically, skirts and shirts. More specifically, professionally made skirts and shirts. Anyone who can sew can … More WIP: Upcycling a Decent Denim Garment
This elephant head sewing pattern and tutorial was featured in the September 2015 issue of Love Sewing UK. Materials needed: *Fabric, roughly 1/2 yard. You can mix & match your fabrics for a contrasting effect; I think plaid and denim would look great together! *Matching thread *Doll stuffing *Buttons for eyes, if you’re a realist … More Elephant Head Sewing Pattern and Instructions
I come from a generation that never really appreciated the straight leg jean. Ok maybe it’s just me. I can do skinny jeans, bootcut, trouser cut and even certain flares, but straight leg? Fug. And no, the boyfriend jeans style is basically that nerd in grade six who volunteered at the library and didn’t laugh … More Fix Your Jeans: Tapering the Leg
So you want to fix your jeans. You want to shorten the legs, but you also want to keep the original hem, like some kind of fancy pants. Well okay, your majesty, this is how you do it: 1) Figure out how much you want to shorten your jeans, and divide that number by 2 … More Fix Your Jeans: Keep the Original Hem
Fanny packs. I don’t know, man, it’s your call: Totally Useful vs. Dressing Like Mom Did in 1991. There are pros and cons to both of those perspectives, so do whatever works best for you. Take these scraps of fabric: From L to R: Waistband straps, the purse, and the attachment clips. FYI, my purse ended … More Fanny Pack DIY
Remember that Upcycled Denim Challenge I told you guys about last month? Put on by the Jake and Maya Collective? They announced the winner today, and… I won! Rather, my wall-mounted upcycled denim deer head won. There were a lot of great entries in that challenge. Here are links to some of my favourites: Deck … More Upcycled Denim Challenge – Winner Announced!
You take your old pair of jeans that no longer fit your old pair of butt cheeks. Cut off the legs and one of the back pockets. Cut off the ankle cuffs and discard. Cut off the inseams and keep. Take an inseam, fold it lengthwise and sew it shut (don’t worry about sewing it … More Make a Backpack From an Old Pair of Jeans