MAGPIE'S MUMBLINGS

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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:

  1. 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!

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  2. ooo i do like that-----

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

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  4. 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 !!

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  5. 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.

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  6. 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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  8. 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.

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  9. What did you use for a pattern?

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  10. Anonymous3:33 PM

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

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