Denim Jeans & Skirt Crafts

Denim Jeans  & Skirt  Crafts

30+ Fabulous Crafts from Denim Jeans!

Do you have old denim jeans that don't fit or are too old?  Find many projects to repurpose those old jeans into something new and useful.  There are so many ideas on this page, you are sure to find something to make.  

Find books on designing with denim.  Want to make a jeans skirt? A laptop bag? Find everything from Aprons, bags, quilts, coasters, skirts, laptop bags and more on this page.

Some of the projects on this page are tutorials which are all FREE.  We love to reuse old items to make new things so jeans are a perfect fit.  Find tutorials for our lined bag, pocket purses, doll skirts and more.  

We also have a tutorial on how to fix holes in those old jeans.  We know that holes in jeans are a new style, but you may want to patch them also.

If you have questions about our tutorials, click on over to the Youtube video for the project and write a comment there.  We try to answer comments and questions.

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 Denim by Design

Denim by Design

More than 150 colorful step-by-step photos, directions and patterns help sewers of all levels to inexpensively create vests, purses, belts and other denim-driven accessories. by Barb Chauncey - Paperback - Published 2008 Affiliate Link to Amazon

 Denim Redesign

Denim Redesign

20 Projects to Reconstruct & Embellish Jeans, Overalls, and Jackets. by Amy Barickman - Paperback - Published 2007

Apron - Denim Jeans Apron

A simple tutorial how to create an apron from old denim jeans. My Byrd House

Apron - In-jean-ious Crafty Apron

Recycle old jeans and machine embroidery to make a crafty apron. Embroidery Library

Bag - Denim Pocketbook or Handbag

How to make a denim pocketbook or handbag from an old jeans. Love To Sew

Bag - Laptop Bag

This articles shows how to turn old jeans into a laptop bag. Habit of Art

Bag - Wine Bag

Recycle jean leg into a wine tote. Design Sponge

Bag - Wine Bag

Create a wine bag from old denim jeans. Cathie Filian

Barrette - Denim Barette with Flower

Scrap fabrics of denim and other fabric are used to create pretty barrettes. Until Wednesday Calls

Creative Uses for Old Denim

Make useful items from old denim - quilt, purse, pillow, apron. RLROUSE Directory

Denim Bag

Repurpose old denim jeans. Elna USA

Denim Diary Cover

A gift idea for a young girl. All free Crafts

Denim Eyelet Tote Bag

For this project you can purchase denim or recycle old denim. My Recycled Bags

Denim Jeans Bag (Basket)

Denim Jeans Bag (Basket)

Stop throwing away old jeans! You can transform the old jeans into a useful denim bag (basket) with this tutorial.

Denim Jeans Skirt (No Sewing Necessary)

Denim Jeans Skirt (No Sewing Necessary)

This video will show you how to make a denim jeans skirt for a doll from old jeans. This skirt will fit an American Girl Doll or any 18" doll.

Denim Pocket Magnets

Recycle denim pockets into magnets to hold coupons and notes on the refrigerator. All free Crafts

Denim Rug

All Free Crafts

Denim Slippers

How to make slippers for old jeans. The Guardian

Dog Bed

Make a dog bed with recycled jeans. Cyberseams

Embroidered Blue Jeans Basket

Embroidery Library Projects

How to fix Holes in Jeans

How to fix Holes in Jeans

Video and instructions on how to fix holes in jeans.

Ideas for Old Jeans

Twenty-five things to do with old jeans. WiseBread

Jeans Locker Organizer

This Recycled Jeans Organizer is a fun way for teens to combine their creative side and keep locker organized. Free Kids Crafts

Jeans Skirt

How to make a jeans skirt.

Jeans Skirt

Making a skirt out of a pair of jeans. Not Martha

Jeans Skirt

Turn Jeans into a skirt. Curbly - Threadbanger

Jeans Splicing

Turn jeans into a skirt. Fashion Icon

Jeans to Shorts

A tutorial on how to make shorts from jeans. mmm crafts

Lunch Bag

Create this simple lunch bag from old denim jeans. Make and Takes

Lunch Sack

Apple printed lunch sack from old jeans. Inner Child Fun

Pillow - Nine Patch Pillow

A free pillow project which using old jeans and leftover fabric. Love To Sew

Pocket Handbag

Pocket Handbag

How to make a small, cute handbag using an old jeans or shorts pocket. This project only requires simple sewing skills so beginners and kids can sew this project.

Pot Holders

Turn old jeans into pot holders with these free directions. Favecrafts

Pot Holders

Recycle denim jeans into pot holders. My Recycled Bags

Quilt - Blue Jeans Quilt

Recycle your old blue jeans into an easy, pieced throw. All People Quilt

Rag Quilted Coasters

Instruction for giving durable denim another life as a set of cute 'n' cozy rag-quilted coasters. Sew I See

Rug - Denim Scatter Rug

Recycle denim shirts or skirts into a rug. All free Crafts

Shoulder Tote and Water Bottle Holder

By using a pair of jeans, sew a shoulder tote and/or water bottle holder. AOK Corral

Skirt - Jeans Skirt

How to make a jeans skirt.

Skirt - Jeans Skirt

A tutorial on how to make a jeans skirt. This Thrifty House

Slippers - Old Jeans Slippers

How to make stylish slippers from old jeans. The Guardian

Tool Roll - Denim Tool Roll

This quick sewing project makes it a cinch to turn old jeans into tool roll for craft supplies such as scissors, knitting needles, brushes, etc. Until Wednesday Calls

Tote - Crafty Tote/Bucket

Make a craft bucket out of jeans, cardboard and some fancy fabric. The bucket is perfect for holding yarn or crafting supplies, and the jean pockets on the interior are great for holding scissors, other sharp tools or small supplies. DIY Network

Tote - Denim Tote Bag

Turn old jeans into something new and useful. Love To Sew

Tote - Small Electronics Tote

Recycle cast off denim into a convenient caddy. Instructables

Upcycled Curtain Tie Backs

Repurpose items! How to make curtain tie backs by upcycling materials around the house including tee shirt curtain tie backs and jeans tie backs. Our Daily Craft

Wall Hanging - Old Jeans Wall Hanging

The back pockets of old denim jeans are used to make a wall hanging to stash items. Fiskars Craft

Wine Bottle Gift Bag (Repurpose Denim Jeans)

Wine Bottle Gift Bag (Repurpose Denim Jeans)

How to turn denim jeans into a wine bottle gift bag.

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