A blog about my interests, which include crazy quilting and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Recycled Denim jacket




Sharon of www.inaminuteago.com/blog posed the question of what to do with recycled denim, so I thought I would post this again. I have used all sorts of denim pieces in this jacket, in the CQ style, utilizing some pockets and labels too. I've made a number of these jackets and find they're a great way to use up denim! I've also attempted knitting with denim strips too, which isn't something I would highly recommend. I liked the end result, but my hands didn't!

10 comments:

sharonb said...

Love your jacket - I think you may have convinced me - as I said in my post i was only half hearted about a jacket but now the energy is there - thanks for posting the image!

arlee said...

ooo i do like that-----

Conni said...

Came over here from SharonB's blog - what an adorable jacket! Very clever!

Christine said...

Also popped in from SharonB's blog, your lovely jacket has all the elements I love in clothes. A bit of sparkly fur, a few shiny buttons, a pretty rose, natty pockets and zips, and you've recycled as well!! what more could a girl want? VBG Well done in making a really original and attractive and practical garment to inspire this lazy sewer !!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Thanks very much for the nice comments about my jacket! They're fun to make and combine recycling with my love of crazy quilting...a win/win in my mind.

Emma said...

Hi, im doing GCSE textiles and i have an exam in about a month and its on recycling materials i have to design a garment in the exam and i like ur idea. I was just wondering if it would be possible if u could tell me wot sort of stiching techniques u used, did u use any componenets eg buttons etc?I would be grateful if u could reply thanks Emma x

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Donna said...

I love your jacket. I'm almost done with one I'm working on that I'm making out of strips of denim and using an old sweatshirt as the base. I have a picture in my blog too - http://frugalsewing.wordpress.com/2007/03/07/things-im-working-on/ I'm always doing something with old denim. I love your 'crazy quilt' idea.

Donna L said...

What did you use for a pattern?

Anonymous said...

What quilting techniques did you use for the denim jacket? Did you start with new jeans or used ones?