Ok so I have 5 kids, which means that I have a lot of jeans with holes in the knees. With the weather warming up, my kids had a need of shorts and less need to holey jeans, so I took this weekend to do some re-furbishing. I'm SOOO excited about how these turned out!! All this was done with two pairs of my kids jeans and the leftovers of the Jelly Roll I used to make the table runner for my sister. I started by making a double fold bias tape out of the fabric, and covered the edges and sewed them on about 1/8 in from the edge. (The butterfly and embroidery on the second pair was already there)
The purse was done by using the bottom of one of the cut off legs. I hemmed the bottom and covered it with another strip from the jelly roll. I folded down the top and frayed the edge a bit - then using yarn, created the handles by threading it back and forth about 5 times - the single crocheting around them.
For the headbands, I cut a strip of the leftover leg about an inch thick and took another strip from the jelly roll. I put the wrong sides together and sewed about 1/4 inch from edge down both long sides. The jelly roll piece was wider than the denim so when i turned it right side out and pressed it there was some of the colored fabric showing on the same side as the denim. I then measured my kids head and put a strip of 3/4 inch wide elastic into the ends and hemmed them. Sorry I didn't take pictures during the process, but I didn't think of it..... Anyway - what fun stuff can you do with your worn out clothing - now i just need to find time to do the rest of their holey stuff! They were so excited about their "new" clothes!