Sunday, 3 June 2012

Denim Fabric Baskets...


I was so happy with my first fabric basket, that I thought I'd make some more. This time I've used an old pair of denim jeans for the outside and fabric from my stash for the lining. Making fabric baskets from old jeans is not a new idea. Here's a cute set I've previously come across, although the construction is different.


I've experimented with different sizes...


The shortest basket, which is also the widest, has a square bottom. This one will most probably be filled with goodies and given as a gift. It's a cute, little shape and my favourite of the three.


The medium size basket is slightly taller and slightly narrower than the first. I'm keeping this one and using it in my sewing room.


I'm keeping the largest basket, too, but I'm not sure where I'll put it. Here it is filled with lotions and potions.


This month I'm joining in with Wendy, from The Crafter's Apprentice, for her Something Old, Something New Competition. This will be my first entry.

As the name suggests, you have to make an article that incorporates both a pre-loved item and a new item. The legs of my old jeans are the something old and the lining is the something new.

You can enter as many times as you like, so I'm hoping to refashion another garment for a second entry.


I'll do another post with measurements, showing how I made these baskets.

Have you seen our ONGOING link party for Drawstring Bags and Fabric Baskets? Lots of ideas and inspiration.

... Pam


Edited to add: I've written a tutorial on how to make these Denim Fabric Baskets.

47 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness! That is just too cute--looking forward to your how-to instructions.

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  2. I love these! What a great way to re-use old jeans. The bags'll be so sturdy, too!

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  3. Pam these are just too cute! I love everything that you come up with!

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  4. These are even cuter!! I have a couple of pairs of old jeans, just waiting for a project. Can't wait for your instructions.

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  5. Hi Pam! Those are just so wonderful baskets! Great way to use jeans! x Teje

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  6. Pam these are FANTASTIC!! They look great and how handy would they be! Love them :-)

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  7. I love these Pam! Well done on getting your first entry done so quickly, and it turned out perfectly, the gingham is the ideal match for the denim. Thanks for joining in the competition, I look forward to seeing your next entries.

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  8. very lovely Pam I am going to pin it... thanks for sharing with us so lovely
    Hope you will enjoy a visit to check my double sided pillow@
    http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
    With love
    Farah

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  9. Great bags Pam! The denim will make them nice and sturdy!!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  10. FANTASTIC idea,PAM!!! for home and presents,,, we all need nice storage bags and using those `oldies`. Much nicer than my wall bags... mirjam

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  11. Such useful little baskets! I like these.

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  12. Great baskets Pam, I have half a pair of jeans left over from bag making, now I know what to do with them!

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  13. I saw these on a link party and thought, "this cute thing has to be Pam's!" haha

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  14. What a cute fun idea, would be great for a little boys room, perfect for all those tiny toys!! Looking forward to the tute!

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  15. Great recycle and they make such a cute set! Thanks so much for linking up at Etcetorize this week~

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  16. Cute fabric baskets! Hmmm...I need to check my closet and see if there are any jeans that no longer fit or are looking a little worse for wear.:)

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  17. These are fabulous. And so many uses.
    Greetings from Germany
    Catrin

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  18. These are just DARLING!! I'm inspired to try it <3
    <3 Christina
    http://igottacreate.blogspot.com
    Wildly Original Linky Party is open!

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  19. These are just too cute! Love the idea of re-purposing your jeans! Thanks for sharing!
    Quilting at the River Linky Party Tuesday

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  20. LOVE these! I'll be using some of my scraps up on these this summer. I think this might even work for teacher gifts ... THANKS!

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  21. super cute upcycle idea!

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  22. Your baskets look great, even better that you used old jeans, perfect!
    I have a fabric basket that I made sitting on my sewing desk, I use it as my rubbish bin and I always feel guilty because it is made out of the most gorgeous home decor fabrics, I know it is worthy of more!! haha.

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  23. Hi, Pam! I saw your baskets @ the Sew Cute Tuesdays linky party so I came over for a peek - they're adorable! I wish my husband and kids would wear out their jeans faster :D

    I'm doing Wendy's challenge too - I'll "see you" there! :)

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  24. These came out so cute!! I love the denim and gingham together. Stopping by from Skip To My Lou Made By You Monday linky party. Here is what I shared: http://craftybrooklynarmywife.blogspot.ca/2012/06/kids-roll-up-nap-blanket.html

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  25. These turned out so cute! A great idea to use up those old jeans. Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.
    Rachel
    adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

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  26. I really like this idea. I have a bunch of old jeans that I keep waiting to chop up once I have the right idea for them. This could be the right idea!

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  27. These are so cute. I would love it if you would share this on my linky party Tout It Tuesday. http://www.claimingourspace.com/2012/06/tout-it-tuesday-9.html

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  28. I love these little baskets! I'll be sure to look for the tutorial. Thanks for sharing. I'm your newest follower visiting from Look What I Made Link Party.

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  29. Wow! Great project! Link it up with me on my Wow Us Wednesday, ok? Over at www.familyhomeandlife.com

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  30. Lovely! I have recycled jeans before and I've planned to make fabric baskets, but I never thought to combine both ideas. Thanks!

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  31. Cute! I always end up w/ a ton of jeans b/c my boys are always blowing out the knees.

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  32. these are so cute, I'm definitely making some of these! Thanks for the idea :)

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  33. Love your baskets! What a great way to recycle the jeans!

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  34. That is sew clever.......I can't wait to whip some up....Thanks : )

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  35. These look great, going to cut the hubbys jeans up tomorrow!

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  36. Such a cute idea! Glad you shared at Shine on Fridays!

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  37. Thanks for linking up to my party! I wanted to let you know I picked your link to feature this week! See my post and grab my feature button here http://toastiestudio.blogspot.nl/2012/06/made-monday-23-picks.html

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  38. I am featuring you this week at my I Love Fridays party! Feel free to drop by and pick up a featured button :) Can't wait to see what you link up next!

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  39. Your baskets are being featured at tonights party @ CountryMommaCooks...and your blog is one of this week featured blogs : )

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  40. They are sooo cute & well done. New follower from warm & sunny North Queensland.

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  41. Thank you so much for sharing this tutorial! ♥

    I shared this article in one of my blog posts:
    "Recycle Fabric Scraps: Easy Crafts"
    --> http://gedcarpizo.com/recycle-fabric-scraps-easy-crafts/
    Of course, I put a link back to your site. ^^

    Thanks again! And have a beautifully creative day ahead!

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  42. Love this! I am writing a post on baskets and am going to include your DENIM baskets with a link. My readers will love it.

    Found you through Google. New follower now. :)
    Do you blog hop?
    If you do, please stop by my site for Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hops, OK?
    http://www.ducksnarow.com/2013/05/wonderful-wednesday-blog-hop-21.html

    Blessings,
    Sinea
    Ducks ‘n a Row


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  43. Thank you for this great tutorial! Now you have a new follower, from Catalonia.

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