Free Patterns and Sewing Projects For Old Jeans

Recycle those old jeans with these free patterns

Denim jeans
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We all have old jeans that we've outgrown, have rips or are just out of style. Don't throw them away thinking they are junk! There a plenty of ways to breathe new life into used old denim. Thrift stores are great places to find a large variety of shades of denim at low prices! 

  • 01 of 08
    A Pocketbook from Old Jeans
    A Pocketbook from Old Jeans. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    Don't throw away old ripped jeans! Convert them to something you can use like this fashionable bum bag. The best part is it comes with ready made pockets!

  • 02 of 08
    step by step directions to convert Jeans in to a Denim Skirt
    Convert Jeans in to a Denim Skirt. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    Everyone has jeans where the legs are in tatters but the top of the jeans are in great shape. Convert those tattered jeans into a wearable skirt by following these step by step directions. It's a fun easy way to recycle a pair of jeans you love to a skirt you'll love just as much.

  • 03 of 08

    Dress Up Old Denim with Embellishment and Trims

    Create Your Own Designer Jeans
    Create Your Own Designer Jeans. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    Sometimes a pair of jeans isn't quite ready to be thrown away but still needs a little life breathed into them. Simple trim added to a plain pair of jeans totally changes the appearance. All the trims that are available make the options endless.

  • 04 of 08

    Give Your Jeans New Life with a Fade to White

    Fade to White Denim Art
    Fade to White Denim Art. Sew News, Licensed to About.com

    This article will guide you through being artistic with bleach on denim fabric. Turn an old pair of jeans into a one of a kind garment with just a little bit of bleach.  Anyone can be an artist with the information found in this article! 

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  • 05 of 08
    Jacque Davis/Flickr CC 2.0

    This is a perfect way to combine your well-loved jeans with your love of quilting. This pattern is sure to make a nice warm quilt full of fashionable memories.  

  • 06 of 08
    DIY Denim Canvas Art
    © A Beautiful Mess

    Turn your old jeans into a work of art with this clever idea. Use your well-worn denim as a canvas for DIY artwork that can be used to decorate your home or as gifts. 

  • 07 of 08
    DIY Recycled Denim Basket
    © Oh Oh Blog

    Cut your old jeans into "ribbons" and weave them into a shabby chic basket. Go as big as you like your only limit is the amount of denim you own. These baskets are a shabby chic way to organize your home. 

  • 08 of 08
    Recycled Denim Toolbelt
    © Redshed

    Every do-it-yourselfer should have a handy toolbelt. This pattern will help you recycle those old jeans into a stylish yet functional belt. It's the perfect thing to wear while working on all your home crafts.