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Recycling denims using Coats Dual Duty XP and Plus threads

 

What can you do with denim pants you no longer want to wear, other than getting rid of them? We have plenty of creative and practical ideas this week! Most start with a denim garment as the base and then are embellished or restyled. So hit the thrift store or your closet and get started.

Let’s start with the Denim Organizer using these threads:

Coats Dual Duty thread for Jeans, excellent abrasion resistance for jean repair and embellishment

OR

Coats Dual Duty Plus DENIM thread to match denim,

  • All-purpose weight cotton-covered polyester and the color blends when sewing or mending jeans
  • New Trap spool holds the thread neatly and securely

and

Coats Polyester Embroidery thread colors 182 Spark Gold and 51 Chona Brown were used in this project.

You can find out more about these threads by following the provided links.

 

Coats DENIM thread, ideal for all your denim sewing needs.
Coats DENIM thread, ideal for all your denim sewing needs.

 

 

spool of Coats Dual Duty thread for Jeans is one option - match the color to your denims.
Coats Dual Duty thread for Jeans is one option – match the color to your denims.

 

This fun organizer, designed by Lynn Brown of Coats & Clark, made from the legs of cut-off jeans is a great project for summer teen sewing classes. The finished hem of the jeans creates the top of the pockets so that there is no need to bind the edge.

This project can be embellished in many ways. We used machine embroidery and decorative stitches. Other options include hand embroidery, rick rack or other trims or applique. It could also be personalized and the pockets labeled.

 

Here's one super idea to recycle those jeans you no longer use and still feel good about making more use of them. It's both creative and practical.
Here’s one super idea to recycle those jeans you no longer use and still feel good about making more use of them. It’s both creative and practical.

 

Get the full instructions in a downloadable PDF by clicking on the photo above. Join me tomorrow for another fun denim idea using Coats Dual Duty XP and Plus thread collections. What will we think of next?

 

This is part 1 of 5 in this series.

Go to part 2: The beauty and strength of a denim notebook cover

Carla A. Canonico is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of A Needle Pulling Thread Magazine, QUILTsocial.com, and KNITmuch.com.

1 Comment

  1. Shelly

    I love to repurpose denim for various projects and Dual Duty Jeans thread is the best thread I can think of to use on these projects!

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