How to make a Recycled Denim Waistband Cushion

A passion for recycling jeans often leaves me with a pile of waistbands that I am not sure what to do with. This denim cushion cover is inspired by the variety of tones of colour in the waistbands. It is such a shame for any part of old jeans to go to waste. Make fun … Read more

Denim Peg Bag Pattern

A couple of years ago I made my lovely sister-in-law a peg bag for her flat in Amsterdam, for her balcony. Much as I liked the peg bag, the opening for the pegs was a little wide. Unfortunately, it blew away, but this gave me a chance to modify my design. I was happy to remake the peg … Read more

Retro Rucksack Pattern Review

Over Christmas, I decided to make myself the rucksack for work. I carry an A4 hardback notebook, floor samples, a tablet with a keyboard, plus lunch, as you can imagine the weight quickly adds up. Swapping from a shoulder bag to a rucksack is an easy change I can make to protect my pelvis and back. … Read more

How to make Denim Christmas Tree Decorations

It is no secret that I love working with old jeans it’s such a versatile fabric. Somehow over the years, I haven’t made any denim Christmas tree decorations… its time to fix that!! These denim Christmas tree decorations are easy to make. As I pack up my sewing room up this week I am particularly … Read more

DIY Denim Box Bag – Box Bag Tutorial

Box Bag Tutorial, lined box bags with both written step by step instructions and video. Great DIY gift. Storage

I love working with old jeans, worn denim has a such a lovey feel to it and it is so hard wearing. It recently dawned on me that I have never made my husband a toilet bag, when away camping we share taking it in turns to visit the facilities! My husband also works away … Read more

Denim Upcycled Bedroom Chair

UPcycled denim chair DIY Upcycle

For some time I have been a fan of Kelly Swallow who sells the most beautiful bright patchwork chairs. Last year I discovered Pillar Box Blue blog, Claire has a love of reusing denim in projects and has recovered a office chair in patchwork denim. The inspiration from these two creative women sparked the idea … Read more

DIY Denim Cushion – Chevron

One of my go to fabrics is denim – it is so versatile and strong. Old jeans have endless possibilities for being transformed, upcycled into something beautiful. One of my all time favourite makes is a denim rag quilt (you can find the tutorial here). Recycled fabrics are my favourite materials to work with. What’s not … Read more

Upcycled Denim Apron – DIY Gift

Learn how to make an apron from old jeans – it is no secret I love reusing denim, it is such a versatile hardwearing fabric, perfect for a protective apron. This apron is great project for your old jeans. Today I’m going to share with you a quick gift – whip up an apron in … Read more

DIY Tablet Case – Quick DIY Gift

Are you looking to make a fun upcycled DIY gift? I love this DIY tablet case. The tablet case made from old jeans is quick and easy to make plus it makes a great gift:)   How to make a DIY tablet case RECOMMENDED SUPPLIES: Pair of jeans Cotton Fabric Fusible fleece Button Elastic thread … Read more

How to make a large denim tote bag

Learn how to make your own large denim tote bag with this free tote bag pattern. The large tote bag is made with a variety of upcycled materials, with hand stitching for embellishment, your own padded fabric handles plus a magnetic closure. This large denim tote measures 20 by  18 by 3″ once complete, with … Read more

How to make a Rag Quilt – DIY Denim Quilt

Do you collect old jeans? Do you wonder what to make with them? Then this denim rag quilt is the perfect solution!! Old jeans are a great source of hard wearing versatile fabric. I always have a stash, gratefully receiving any donations! A jean quilt is perfect for anyone wishing to tackle a large denim … Read more