Recycling my jeans
Everyone is thinking about recycling these days. Companies all around are going green by reusing materials, and individuals are finding new ways to bring old things to life again. What better item to pull out and refresh than one of the most popular items in the modern closet, a pair of jeans? This year, with recent thought toward economy and ecology, a recycled item of clothing is a trendy addition to your spring closet. Some outdated cuts are being brought back into style, like bell bottoms and wide-leg, and some are freshly current, like skinnies.
Both designs are great for recycling to revitalize your closet.
Ideas on how to customize old jeans are easy to come by, and easy to follow. It helps to have scraps of fabric around, along with notions like buttons and zippers, and tools like a hot glue gun or a bedazzeler. Scissors, an iron, a tape measure and other sewing supplies can also come in handy. Old boot-cuts can be made into skinnies, with a lace trim on the cuffs and pockets for a modern yet feminine look. Or go retro by adding a panel to the front of the legs, making them into bell bottoms, and hot-gluing a few rhinestones in fun shapes along the outer seam. Also, try adjusting the length of the legs. Cropping them till they fall somewhere between the knee and the ankle is a very chic way to wake up your wardrobe. These are just a few of the ways you can customize your old denim. Get out your tools and get creative!
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