Saturday, March 22, 2014

Reclaimed denim sewing...


I can't tell you how many times I've reached for my pot holders and thought, "Gosh, I need to make some new ones."  I'm partial to the denim pot holders for their ability to stand up to everything I can dish up and dish out of my kitchen.  They remind me of my loved ones too because they are made from pieces of their old jeans.  This time I recycled the pockets along with the legs of denim.  I had the idea that I could slip my hands into the pockets, but honestly these particular pockets are too small for my hands.  They must have been kids jeans -- little butts.  Still, I like that extra barrier the pockets give against heat and they look cute too.

I reclaimed some denim for bibs for Little Boy Blue.  He's six months old now and is gobbling up solid foods so he needs some hearty protection from all that dribbles out of his mouth.  These ought to do the trick.  There are tons of bib patterns out there, but this is the one that I tend to make the most.  I use a ponytail elastic for the button loop and put a big button on the other side.

Here's a cute bib tutorial and pattern for you!

16 comments:

  1. I will need to keep those pot holders in mind - they look great, I don't really need anymore right now in the house but I need them in the camper

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  2. I'll have to give it a try ~ since I will be a gram for the very first time this Summer :) Thanks for the idea and the pattern !

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  3. Love these denim projects you made. Those pot holders are fun.

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  4. How lovely, I really like them all.
    I also am a big fan of denim.
    Have a lovely day.

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  5. Darlin', you always inspire me! I use and use and use my potholders so much that I almost hate to part with them to launder them. I need to scrounge for some old jeans now!

    Joyce

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  6. Very cute, Jody. You always have the best ideas.

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  7. Aw, you're the craftiest! The potholders are super duper! Bibs are important. I think my mom made me wear a bib way past the time it was necessary!

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  8. Oh, they are just all so cute!!!!!
    ...just love the denim bib with the little pocket!!!
    Corinne

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  9. Darling bibs and potholders!

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  10. Those bibs look very like the ones I used to make for my own kids. But I never thought to use jeans for potholders!

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  11. Such a great upcycle idea. I love how you incorporated the pockets too. Clarice

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  12. Those look great! I also need newer/better pot holders. Mine are thin. And that's a fine looking Dutch oven, Jody!

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  13. Love all these -- those denim bibs will be great for a little boy:)

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  14. Oooh, what a great idea to use the jeans pockets on those potholders. I'll bet hubby's big butt pockets would be a good size LOL!

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  15. What a clever idea those pot holders are. I like the bibs too. Love your thrifty recycle ideas.

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  16. What a very cute idea in using denim in making potholders and bibs! Isn't it amazing how old things turned into new useful things? I just want you to know that those denim bibs of yours are so awesome.

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