Daily Archives: January 20, 2011

denim blues


It’s classic.

Goes with pretty much everything.

Doesn’t everyone have their favorite pair of denim jeans? I do and being the girlie girl that I am, have quite a few well-loved denim skirts too.

Unfortunately, most well-worn and well-loved items wear out. Such was the case of a pair of my son’s jeans. So I did what any thrifty mother might do…I cut them apart to be reused.

Isn’t that little Gymboree back pocket cute? Now I know that this denim pocket idea has been done before but seriously, it’s so cute that it bears revisiting. It also has me looking at worn out items in a new way. Hmmm…that torn shirt I was about to throw out…I should cut the buttons off it to reuse too.

One of the best ways to adhere fabric to a card is to stitch it. In this case I really didn’t want to do that because the pocket had such beautiful stitching lines already. So…what to do? A lot of your good liquid adhesives work well in this situation. Just apply liberally to the back of the pocket and adhere. When cutting out this pocket, I cut really close to the seams so that I could keep both layers of the pocket intact. Yes, there is a layer of denim behind the pocket that you see. To secure it that little bit more, I used my favorite Tiny Attacher tool to staple a few places.

Supplies: denim pocket, black cardstock by bazzill, Modern Homemaker 8×8 paper pad by October Afternoon, Tiny Attacher, Canvas flowers by Jillibean Soup, Kraft Ticket, Wood Bingo Motif, Heart Trinket Pins and Leaf Trinket Pins by Maya Road, twine, letter stickers by October Afternoon

What can you find to recycle? Have fun!