Upcycling Jeans…


After many years of saving old jeans, I got inspired and started using them… Denim is a fun and easy fabric to work with. It comes in many colors and is sturdy. And there are so many things you can upcycle them into. I hope these ideas will inspire you.  And if they don’t, send your old jeans my way 😉 (I know, how?)  I’m always looking for ways to get my hands on more used jeans for my projects, so your ideas and suggestions are welcome 🙂

My first project: a sofa cover for the terrace.

Upcycled Denim Sofa Cover
Upcycled Denim Sofa Cover

And if you didn’t know what to do with all those hems, I found this idea on one of the many upcycling sites.  It’s super easy. All you need is glue (I used E6000 glue) and glue and roll into different sized circles, then glue them all in the order you like onto a piece of jean. And you’re done! It’ll definitely be a conversation piece on your table 🙂 Oh! and one pic with my first batch of homemade IPA 😉

Upcycled Denim Hot Plate Mat
Upcycled Denim Hot Plate Mat


Denim Hot Plate mat & Home Brew
Drinking a beer in style

A shopping tote (with the back pockets of a couple pair of jeans). I made this shopping tote from scratch. The size is based on the pockets. I will put a post together on how I made it.

Upcycled Jean Tote
Shopping in style

A Sunglass pouch…this was mostly created to try something with a lining and a zipper.

Upcycled Denim Sunglass Holder
Upcycled Denim Sunglass Pouch

Revamped wedges…They had a plastic fake wood wedge, so I figured covering them with jean would be prettier. I did sew a seam down the side, an idea I got from a pair of 2-toned leather wedges I have.  The more I look at them though, the more I’m not sure about the flower…

Denim Wedges

And finally, a classic, jeans enlarged and restyled into shorts.

Upcycled Jean Shorts
Summer lounge wear


  1. […] For years I’ve been collecting our old clothes (from, jeans to sweaters, and t-shirts) with the intention of upcycling them into something new.  One of my favorite things to upcycle is jeans.  I’ve made many different things with jeans, which is a versatile fabric that can be upcycled into pretty much anything from clothes to upholstery. Check out my upcycled jeans projects. […]


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