Friday, August 17, 2012

Denim Blue Jeans • Series Overview

I love denim - the color, the fabric, the possibilities. This series overview pulls together the many posts I have put together showing the possibilities of denim in craft and décor. I expect this series will grow with time. I've yet to use my collection of old jeans for a project but there are certainly great ideas in this batch of posts.

Denim Blue Jeans • Iconic
A series of ideas for recycling Jeans Pockets - just the pockets!
Originally posted July 30, 2012

Many denim pillow ideas, some using pockets, some using quilting.
Originally posted August 1, 2012

Worn jeans come in many various hues. This post shares examples of wall hangings created by artists using these gradations effectively.
Originally posted August 3, 2012 

All types of containers from purses to bowls to baskets and more.
Originally posted August 6, 2012 

Quilting is a natural for any scrap fabric and recycled jeans are no exception. But oh the variety! From country to contemporary and everything in between.
Originally posted August 7, 2012 

Finish the edges or fray them. There is a softness inherent in frayed jeans. See how it is used as part of function or design.
Originally posted August 8, 2012 

Denim is tough stuff which makes it a natural for casual furniture - and one not so casual option.
Originally posted August 9, 2012 

And then there is everything else from jewelry to lampshades.
Originally posted August 11, 2012 

I put together a tutorial on how to create chevron fabric from old jeans.
Originally posed 2/16/2013

Denim on Pinterest
Interested in more denim ideas? check out my Denim-Indigo board on Pinterest. There are many pins I didn't use in this series plus I will continue to add to it as I discover more resources.

This is my third indepth theme exploration designed to provide you with a resource for inspiration. Check out my other two here.

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©2012 Ashbee Design, Marji Roy


  1. Thanks for sharing this terrific denim inspiration at Potpourri Friday!

  2. I love denim...thanks for all of these great ideas. I've actually tried some of them, but now I have a lot more for my file. Bless you, Gail (

    1. Keep saving the jeans and more ideas will come! I just purchased denim needles for my sewing machine so let's see what happens next!

  3. I love all your theme explorations! You've done a great job with each. You are so creative. I'm looking forward to looking through your Jean pinterest board. Thanks for linking up at Take it on Tuesday!

    1. Thanks Betsy, I expect to keep adding to each of the theme Pinterest boards- Denim, branches and ladders so follow them and you'll get random updates!

  4. Thank you for the denim inspiration! I have quilted with them and have wanted to do other ideas I have saved over the years, hopefully I will get my box of jeans out of storage :)

    1. I'd love to see a photo of your quilt. Share any new projects you create. Time for me to get creating with that denim, too!