If it’s time to shed your favorite jeans, don’t kiss them goodbye. While jean styles come and go, the denim they’re made of is a workhorse fabric that’s perfect for repurposing. So why not reimagine your old bottoms?
To inspire you to get making, here are 11 stylish ways to repurpose denim jeans into something cute and useful for your home.
Dress up a no-frills bench with a comfy denim box cushion. To DIY, you’ll need a sewing machine equipped with a denim needle.
Here’s the supply list:
- Multipurpose foam for filling the bench cushion.
- Several pairs of clean old jeans.
- Sharp fabric scissors for easy cutting.
The first order of business is to transform your old jeans into a flat material you can work with. This DIY shares what you need to know.
Next, sew your box cushion. This tutorial breaks down the process into seven easy steps.
Turn your old jeans into a shaggy treat for your feet.
Rag rugs like this one made by Lana Von Haught, are simple to DIY using a utility fabric rug liner.
So that you know, super soft denim works best. After cutting the fabric into two to four-inch strips, you’ll loop each piece through a different hole in the rug liner and then knot. Here’s Lana’s tutorial.