I scream, you scream, what's the deal with all this screaming? July is National Ice Cream month, which is just perfect because the temperatures keep rising. A hot day is the perfect excuse for an icy scoop or two. To celebrate my love for all things tasty and sweet, I'm wearing my heart on my sleeve. Or rather, I'm wearing it on my denim vest. Here are three ways to create custom patches, all of which are ice cream themed.
A while back Chris posted links to some great denim recycling projects. Now, thanks to Life Hackery, here're even more ways to prolong the lives of those beloved blue jeans.
- Turn the legs into door draft-stoppers.
- Turn the legs into heating pads.
- Cut the material into strips and use it to weave, knit or crochet something. LH suggests a throw rug, but my pick would be this denim bag.
- Use jean pockets to make a hanging organizer.
- Cut the...
Bre from Etsy.com offers a video how-to to fix ripped jeans and denim. With just a bit of thread and some scrap fabric, you can keep your favorite denims in your wardrobe without looking like Debbie Gibson.
A ounce of prevention is worth some unnecessary stain-stick and a load of laundry. Protect your clothes while cooking, crafting, or tablesawing with this cool how-to via CraftyCrafty:
"We've all got an old pair of jeans lying around somewhere that's either gone out of style or no longer fits us (and if not, charity shops and thrift stores can't get rid of the things). So take some scissors to your old denim and get stitching, with this easy...
"Canadian Craftster" Kansas A offers an excellent how-to for hemming jeans. The thick denim and triple or even quadruple layers of seams can often lead to broken needles. She does use a serger, but that shouldn't limit you from giving it a try.
My favorites include:
- Pocket fridge magnet
- Crafty lunch sack
- Jeans Book Cover
- Blue Jean Book Bag
- Make a Quilt
- Blue Jean Bean Bag Chair
- Bulletin Board