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Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive.---C. S. Lewis

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Even More 101 Uses for Your Old Jeans

31. Sit-Upon. Summer is almost here, for those of you who camp this sit-upon is a great recycle/upcycle project.  Recycle plastic bags for the cushion and upcycle a pair of old jeans for the cover.  (For those of you who have never heard of a sit-upon it is basically a stadium pad. I made my first one in Girl Scouts.  It was made with newspaper and contact plastic, and of course a sash to tie it around  your waist when you weren't sitting on it.)

32. Camera Cozy. Ingenious little bag to protect your SLR camera.

33. Gardening Knee Pad. Of course we would use denim from our old jeans instead of buying material!

34. Garden Mulch. For those old jeans (or parts of) that are just too worn to make into something else garden mulch is the perfect use.  Tear the jeans into strips and lay around your plants--keeps down weeds and holds in moisture.

35.  Ties.  Use the french seam (usually the inside seam) to make ties for tomatoes, beans, etc.

36. Hat.  What a lovely sun hat.

What are you doing with your old jeans?  Let us know by leaving a comment.