This week I have been working on some projects that I have been putting off for ages!
I have jeans that need repaired or up-cycled. The average women's jeans (no fancy brands) around go on sale for around $19.99 - $29.99 in my area. Not me - not if I can help it!!!
I have a couple pair of 'nice' jeans that I wear out in public. I have jeans that are garden jeans, and I have jeans that need a world of help!!!
I am repairing this week. Many need a new bum, some need the zipper area fixed, and others have knees out. Now I know the holey jeans are fashionable - but I can't stand the feel of my knees hanging out of holes!
Considering some of the "fashion" jeans I see at stores - mine are probably worth a small fortune! LOL
Yes, I can buy jeans at the thrift store - but don't often find ones that fit right in leg length and in the crotch length. I am long waisted - so it can be a challenge.
I also came across a couple pair of pastel colored dress pants from my working days. I haven't worked since 2006! I thought I got rid of all that stuff - but here they hang. I am going to be cutting them down into capris this week. They will look nice and cool this summer, when I don't want to sport jeans.
(I am a jeans person if you can't tell!)
I also found a couple of samples of fabric that my brother gave me years ago, from when he was trying to decide on fabric for a chair. I am going to make a new spring handbag with them. They are both just the perfect size. I have strap material and everything else needed in my sewing supplies, so the cost will be $0 for a new handbag. I will post pictures when I get it done.
It is amazing what a little thought and effort can save dollar-wise.
What are you doing to re-cycle or up-cycle things you have around the house?
Any new projects going on?