Super Easy Denim Gardening Apron Pattern

Learn how to sew your perfect denim garden apron with this free pattern by following the detailed tutorial with step-by-step instructions, or by watching the video.

How to make a Christmas stocking, free stocking template

I love making the most of my fabric scraps and old jeans, these sashiko denim Christmas stockings capitalize on these passions. Find your red fabric scraps, embroidery floss and an unrepairable of jeans, all set?!  Personally I love working with old jeans, it’s a fabric that is readily available – regularly ask friends and family … Read more

How to make an advent calendar out of old jeans

Do you have a stash of old jeans? Love making fun advent calendars? Then this DIY advent calendar is for you. There is so much joy to be had making your own advent calendar. If you love the idea of prompts for Christmas activities check out my printable list, this year I think I am … Read more

DIY Denim Mirror Frame, a perfect no sew old jeans craft project

Are you wondering what to do with your old jeans, as a no sew craft project?  I keep all parts of old jeans, this denim mirror frame makes the most of the seams from your old jeans. I have to confess to collections of waistbands, seams, pockets, hems and of course the fabric of the … Read more

DIY Laptop Case

Do you regularly take your laptop out? Work in a coffee shop? This week I whipped up a denim DIY laptop case, perfect for protecting your laptop when out and about.  The laptop case is easy to make and will take less than an hour! Especially if you are not filming yourself as you go! … Read more

How to make a doormat using old jeans

I have been experimenting with making a doormat using old jeans – I am rather fortunate in that I have a rather large stash of jeans. My kind friends always pass them my way. There are many pairs in my stash where I have already used the legs which I have kept for the waistbands … Read more

DIY Doorstop with handle

If you are a regular reader you know I love working with old jeans, the fabric is hardwearing, so versatile and free! – the perfect material for my DIY doorstop. With this version of the doorstop I have added a leather handle, using different tones of jean to add interest to the finished DIY.   If … Read more

Denim DIY Mini Stocking Advent Calendar, Reusable Advent Calendar

My passion for repurposing old ripped jeans just has to be directed towards Christmas decorations – in particular, a DIY mini stocking advent calendar. Perfect for mini gifts, chocolates, Christmas activities  (read on for a free downloadable list of activities for your own advent calendar). But be warned this project takes a little time – note … Read more

DIY Denim Oven Gloves

I have decided to make oven gloves! They are easy to make and create a great gift. It’s something virtually everyone will use and is so easy to personalize with different fabrics. I like to pause, count my blessings and give thanks. For many sharing a meal is part of pausing, reflecting on the day … Read more

Denim Embroidery Hoop Art Tutorial

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Embroidery hoop art appears to be having a resurgence with many fun designs being shared across social media, from cacti to beautiful flowers to inspirational quotes. Several of my creative friends have been inspiring me with their makes. It seems about time I try my hand, naturally, I have turned to denim as my base … Read more

DIY Denim Curtains – how to make lined curtains

Gradually we have been working towards my goal of a hotel style relaxing bedroom – using the denim rag quilt I made a few years back as the starting point, plus the DIY headboard. Much as I love upcycling I am not an interior designer. So when my husband suggested we make denim the theme … Read more

How to reupholster a dining room chair with denim pockets

DIY Denim Chair, seat reupholstered in denim jeans

I am passionate about using what I have, making the most of available resources. Whilst making the denim curtains for our bedroom I unpicked and saved all the denim pockets from the former jeans ready for a new project. My initial thoughts were to make a doormat but when my husband mentioned a chair for his … Read more