The Italian Supreme Court stated in its decision "it is a fact of common experience that it is nearly impossible to slip off tight jeans even partly without the active collaboration of the person who is wearing them. Cold day, office job? But they do not affect the actual opinions and recommendations of the authors. Sewing through 5 or 6 layers of denim will destroy your machine, IF you can even fit that through. I have see in your blog very very beautiful idea for recycled jeans..
I was just talking to someone today about using toddler jeans to make purses. I was really thrilled to see most of what I do with old jeans NOT on here.
And some not very exactly. Is it possible I may have had some original ideas???! I live for those salvation army bag sales to get all mine -- jeans, not ideas. This is totally cool I love some of these ideas.
I think I will try the patchwork on an old sweatshirt that feels good but is too paint stained to wear in public.
Could even use metallic threads to stitch the patches on. Might be a great jacket. There is a flickr group called Denim Surgery Nice to see a bunch of things consolidated into one handy list, and a number of ideas useful ones I hadn't seen before. I've been working a lot with tie-dyed denim lately. Check it out in my blog at http: I've also been doing a different version of simple pet toys: I was searching for uses for used denim because our RV club makes quilts from old jeans and I stumbled upon your page.
You said you'd like to see a quilt made from old denim so I set our club's page as my homepage. You should also look at the link "CHEO Thanks" The two ladies in front are the driving force for the quilts, the one on the left is the woman with the idea and the obsession for continuing. We started a few years ago doing lap quits for seniors and branched into baby blankets for the infants in CHEO.
One of our members spoke to a representative of the hospital and was told that "the older kids are the ones that are missed in the hospital when it comes to receiving charitable gifts. Our member came up with the idea of using recycled jeans. We have made and donated nearly jean quilts using around pairs of jeans. Kids that are in the hospital have come to expect the quilts and even to the point they ask about them wondering if they will be lucky enough to get one..
The popularity is due to the pockets and so on being left intact. Unique patches with the jean makers name and so on integrated into the quilts. If the pics on our clubs website are not what you're looking for then let me know and I will send a couple of photos. I have a small stool that I covered with the leg of a pair of jeans -- the seam goes diagonally across the square seat.
You can use denim to make a tube for under the door -- a draft dodger. Fill with sand or fiberfill. I've done this with denim, but not from jeans; however, I don't see why jeans wouldn't work. I just asked for and got a bunch of unwearable old jeans on Freecycle.
They are very long, and I'm hoping to seam them in vertical stripes to cover a padded headboard. If it doesn't work, at least I have a bunch of other ideas now! I just saw this site with many interesting ideas, what to do with old jeans. I just want to add, that beside all this possibilities there exists also a crazy litte Jeansmuseum in the heart of Europe, which collects vintage denim items older then , but also non vintage raw or extremely worn out denim items, no matter how ugly, just too dirty, stained or whatever for any other use.
Those really bad looking items with endless stories in them reflect a long part of the owners life. The jeansmuseum is a possibility for hard worn out denim rag items or real old vintage stuff, where they can retire in a safe place for ever.
This Jeansmuseum can also be used for people, who have a very high emotional connection to their beloved jeans or denim jacket and don't want to just dump them or cut them in pieces for some other denim projects. The Jeansmuseum is percent non commercial and is free of any governmental funds. The little museum is open to the public times each month on request. Hi Thanks for the nice posting about my jackets and the link! I found you thru TipNut and will certainly come back to see what other goodies you have.
I wish I had these ideas last week. I just thru out a pair of my GS's jean shorts he ripped in such a way they couldn't be mended. I took a leg of a pair of jeans and made a draft stopper for my door. I used cat litter for the "stuffing". Nice weight to hold it in place. I have see in your blog very very beautiful idea for recycled jeans..
All of my friends are in shock when I don't wear them- I don't think there is a day for the past 2 years I haven't worn jeans. Originally I was going to make a backpack but 14 slim jeans don't have a big enough seat to make a backpack that can actually hold things.
I use old blue jean tops and attach a handmade patchwork skirt for a cute little skirt my daughters love. I have a website with some of them along with other patchwork garments all made from recycled materials.
Feel free to take a look. I cut the the zipper, including the button, out of the jeans. Then set the lenght according to my wrist, then made a whole where the button meets the rest of the zipper. And now it works and a wrist band or so.
I'll put some pikshures up in my page. I make purses and all kinds of things from old jeans. Never waiste a thing on them. I have so many ideas floating around now I can't think straight. Have to go to the church to baby sit right now, but I will definitely be back. I have been challenged by some online sewing friends to recycle something old into somethign new.
I was about to chuck out my husbands raggedy old pair when I just had a brain wave that I could try to make something out of them! Thank goodness I found this page and found so many good ideas. I think I'll have enough to make a bag I have made lots of bags from new fabric before so it should be a piece of cake and cos they were his jeans, I'll make him a stubbie holder.
What do you think? We used to wear our jeans until they were unwearable and unusable for most projects. So they became crocheted rugs. Carefully cut off the seams, waistband, fly and pockets. That leaves you with four long pieces of denim.
You can do that individually or daisy-chain them by not cutting through at the end of each strip. Sew the strips together, end to end, and roll them all into balls. With a Size K hook, using just single crochet, you can work back and forth making rows or design squares, rectangles, rounds. Alternate colors or add in strips made from old curtains or sheets. I takes about 8 pair of old jeans to make a good sized doormat.
And you can wash them in oversize washers at the laundromat. Here is the link to a pic of a dog bed I made from the uppers while I was making my jeans rag quilt.
I stuffed it with lots of the scraps from the rag quilt and, voila, Stubby has a new bed! For those of you who think it is sooooo cool and awesome to sew over the beltloops and pockets, there is a reason that most folks don't do that. Sewing through 5 or 6 layers of denim will destroy your machine, IF you can even fit that through. It will certainly break your needle. You'd need an industrial machine and it would still be a chore. Feel free to try, though. I started my quilt by including pockets, but am not bothering any more as I get close to the end.
Here's my tutorial for a jeans rag quilt that I posted on Craftster. It might help some folks get started. I have made 8 or 9 quilts, shopping bags, trash bags for the car, aprons, covered kitchen chair seats, throw pillows, pillow shams, baby quilts, pot holders, place mats, wall quilts and window quilts for warmth in the winter, and probably more that I cannot remember right now. One of my friends takes strips and weaves rugs on a loom, another one uses the flat fell seams and weaves place mats.
I use a front load washer at the laundromat. If there is an attendant, they can shorten the cycle for you. These quilts will last for years. I make mine with traditional batting and a good quality cotton for backing. My son still uses his and it is over 20 years old. His wife has patched a few places but he will not turn loose of it!! The kids at the private shcool where I teach each pay.
I'm going to extend the Jeans for Genes idea this year and make a quilt from my family's discarded jeans I've been saving them for YEARS, waiting to figure out how to use them. The quilt will be auctioned off at a fundraising event that we host every spring.
I'll probably make a few of the things from this list to throw into the auciton as well. Thanks for the good ideas! Soon enough, you may also be able to drive your eco friendly car on ethanol fuel from recycled jeans. I'm not making this up. Have you heard of professor Mohammad Taherzadeh? He is a brilliant scientist at University of Boras, Sweden, who has come up with a way to recycle jeans and turn them into ethanol fuel, using an eco friendly biological process.
How many jeans do you think i would need??? I have made three denim rag quilts, a scrapbook cover, potholders, and a messenger bag out of old jeans.
I just asked my famiy if they had old jeans that they planned to throw away or give away. I think I ended up with 50 or more pairs of jeans! They also give their old t-shirts. One of the denim rag quilts is made with only jeans and t-shirts.
It turned out really cute and colorful. I might try the electric gadget protector. Regular Target deal hunters know that it can really be a hit or miss type of deal.
Some parts of the country have fantastic deals on high-end items, with no hint of the discount from their sticker price. Other areas never mark these same items down. Just found this site today and a few others and tried a 'basket idea' , the jeans are a liner with pockets inside, great for corralling knitting etc.
I am always on the lookout for jean ideas. I can't afford to sew for many years now and jeans have been my outlet. I've made purses with patterns and without , pocket coin purses, a beautiful rail fence quilt using flannel backing, keeps the heavy quilt from moving so much on the bed thru the night , a tool belt for a little boys present, a frayed cathedral style rag quilt, a picnic blanket done in triangles, coasters, ornaments, a beautiful small backpack it was stolen , a duffel bag, a wall hanging done in varied strips with the pockets sewn on in a random pattern, a similar hanging panel with pockets for a childs bed.
Sounds like a lot and yet I still look for more. Can't post pictures because most of it was given a presents. These are some great ideas!
Its similar to this other idea I found a while ago. If you have larger jeans or can sew pieces together use the material to recover chair seats.
I did this with a patio set of 4 chairs I had that are white. Lined the seam of the leg down the center of the seats which were round and stapled. They held up for 4 years and only just changed them out because of spills and stains. Carl Chiara, Levi Strauss director of brand and special projects, has a credo: The less you wash your jeans, the better your jeans become.
Unzipped , clarifies in a response to such a criticism:. Our advice is to wash less often, but clearly, you have to judge for yourself what's appropriate.
Hot day, dirty job? Cold day, office job? Maybe you can wear them twice or more before they go back to the washing machine. Personally, if I wear a pair of jeans to work on Friday—cool climate, office job—I tend to wear them on Saturday. And if Saturday is spent indoors and I'm not spilling food all over myself, I might even wear them on Sunday. For those who prefer to refrain from washing their jeans there have been suggestions to freeze them in order to kill the germs that cause odor.
However, this advice has been disputed as ineffective and replaced with the suggestion of baking them for ten minutes at degrees Fahrenheit. Jeans are covered under laws regarding trousers. As well, there have been some notable legal cases involving jeans specifically:.
In Rome , Italy , in , a year-old driving instructor was accused of rape. When he picked up an year-old girl for her first driving lesson, he allegedly raped her for an hour, then told her that if she was to tell anyone he would kill her. Later that night she told her parents and her parents agreed to help her press charges. While the alleged rapist was convicted and sentenced, the Italian Supreme Court overturned the conviction in because the victim wore tight jeans.
It was argued that she must have necessarily had to help her attacker remove her jeans, thus making the act consensual "because the victim wore very, very tight jeans, she had to help him remove them The Italian Supreme Court stated in its decision "it is a fact of common experience that it is nearly impossible to slip off tight jeans even partly without the active collaboration of the person who is wearing them.
The day after the decision, women in the Italian Parliament protested by wearing jeans and holding placards that read "Jeans: An Alibi for Rape". As a sign of support, the California Senate and Assembly followed suit.
As of at least 20 U. Wearing jeans on this day has become an international symbol of protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes about sexual assault. As of the Italian Supreme Court has overturned their findings, and there is no longer a "denim" defense to the charge of rape. In , an Indian family court in Mumbai ruled that a husband objecting to his wife wearing a kurta and jeans and forcing her to wear a sari amounts to cruelty inflicted by the husband and can be a ground to seek divorce.
In the Soviet Union , jeans were the symbol of the Western way of life. The jeans brand Rokotov and Fainberg is named after the defendants in the Rokotov—Faibishenko case , who were executed for, among other things, trafficking in jeans. Although not outright banned, jeans were hard to come by in USSR. It was seen as a symbol of rebellion by the Soviet youth who wanted to emulate the style of film and rock stars of the West. The Soviet government resisted supplying the market with jeans as that would mean responding to the market , a capitalist principle.
This led to the creation of black markets and bootlegging of jeans, which since has become an important cultural element in the history of the Soviet Union. In , Nike, Lululemon, Under Armour , and Adidas were the most popular brands for athletic apparel among teen consumers. Fashion retailers have begun to adjust their offerings accordingly.
Bloomberg reports that Levi's, which is the world's most iconic denim company, stuck to its core product denim instead of adapting to consumer trends. Distressed denim emerged from the cultural punk movement in the s. Early punks tore apart consumer goods as an expression of their anger towards society. Denim became a key target of this politically fueled deconstruction, with both men and women donning torn pants and jackets, accessorized with safety pins and slogans.
The trend became popular again in the s with the emergence of grunge fashion. If punk was "anti-fashion", grunge was "non-fashion". The grunge youth wore loose-fitting ripped jeans, flannel shirts or woolen Pendletons layered over T-shirts. Their anti-conformist approach to fashion led to the popularization of the casual chic look, a trend which continued into the s.
Media reported in that the trend of low-rise jeans , famous in s and s as sagging , was coming back in fashion due to celebrities like Justin Bieber endorsing it.
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