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How can I reuse old jeans?

I have a couple pairs of jeans with jiant holes in the knee and a pair with a broken fly. My mom wants me to get rid of them, but since I need shorts that are the right length for school how would I cut the ones with holes for that? Like will they fray if I don't stitch them at all? I was also thinking about donating them, making something out of the denim, and stuff like that. Any ideas?

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My mom made a purse out of an old pair of jeans.. That's always an idea. Or if you really want shorts cut them to the length you want them the stitch the ends..

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I'm with your mother on this one.

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considering the persons useurname i don't think some one would do what their mommy told then to do but i think its awesome that you answered.
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Because her username is countrymusicluvr you don't think she'd do what her mom tells her?
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Make an accent pillow for your bed.. Just cut the jeans to the pillow length you want., Sew the waist and fill jeans with filler from the craft store. Once filled, Sew up and cuff the legs and your new jean pillow:)

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I made a little bag out of mine

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use them for waxing!! i always do that!! :)

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Make them into shorts ir distress them into a rockstar looking type of thing

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[] turn them into an apron...those back pockets are handy in the front.
[] a zippered pencil case with pockets

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you could take the zippers out and switch the bad zipper for the good zipper and salvage the jeans making one re-wearable.
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You could just fold the ones with the broken zipper over if they'd still fit like that. If not, cut them in half, then get rid of the seams in the sides. After you did that you could fold it the other way, sew it up and make a strap somehow. :P For the one with holes in them, just take some heavy fabric scissors and cut to about the holes in the knees. That's usually appropriate. And then if they're a bit rough on the ends, then you could fold the bottom part over slightly once. :) Hope I helped.

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just say no thanks.

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use them as a mat

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Ya they make durable rugs. I posted this same question back in 2012.
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look like u got a copy cat on the loose, might have to patent ur ideas.
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use them as rags.

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juss make them shorts nd also to make it funky show yor creativity with blade :) ;)

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make a skirt cut off the pant legs, use the upper part, from crotch up for the skirt's top-
you zip into the skirt , after sewing a skirt onto the jean, the length you want ; long or
shorter skirt-

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If your a girl you should cut them into shorts if your a boy you could cut them into a hat

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Make them into woven rugs. cut them into strips and weave and knot

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you can make make a purse or make a dog toy out of it! You can look up jean dog toys on the internet for ideas

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you can do anything i guess purse, stitches,give then to your sibling as a hand-me-down

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i cut mine into capris, then shorts

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I have a bag made up by old jeans and it's useful:)

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Cut them into strips and make a braided rug ! Quite durable and looks great if different shads are used !

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you can also use them by recycling them into an old school short wears.


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Why not salvage zipper ect put them on the best out the lot .. Then what u have left make some cool stuff with the material e.g cover picture frames , pencil case use your imagination,, I always prephered worn out rugged denim thrayed at the bottom .. Not dirty old , think trendy,stylish retro people pay good money like myself for this look.. Diesel denim have a full range like this style ..my fav :))

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My daughter made a really cute quilt. She cut squares our or the jeans. She even used pockets and zippers in some of the pieces. Tuned out darling.

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I made a purse out of mine. If you want shorts then you need to buy patches and patch the parts after you cut the frays off. Use an iron and iron the patches on

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make a ruffled, jean skirt, then if u want to add colors paint your skirt and u can also just fling the paint on your skirt for a nice touch lol

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cut it and make it shorts !!!

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u can make them into shorts..or u can sew them and make shirts,jakets,purses.

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make them into shorts and add studs or lace to make them your own

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you can 1. cut them into shorts 2. make a purse 3. do arts and crafts 4.cut pieces to clean with or 5. donate

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I once made a shoulder bag out of a pair of old jeans it was super cute. :)

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shorts/hats/patches/(we covered a whole couch in 1975), quilts/pic frames/...u name it, it can be done...usually

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go to youtube.com write this heading WHAT TO DO WITH OLD JEANS?you will find a video by giannyl it is awesome she makes slippers out of them

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