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Old 08-24-2002, 06:10 AM
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How about some elastic for a scrunchie!

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Old 08-24-2002, 07:26 AM
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Appliance covers, bedroom slippers, patchwork vests, wall hangings, furniture throws, lap quilts, picnic "blanket," and....patches for jeans that still fit but are out at the knees!

I've always loved blue-jeans and when I was younger, the more patches the better. Remember when patches were the big fad? I had a pair with so many patches my Dad hated them, kept trying to get me to throw them away. Finally he bought them off me (!!!) but forgot to take them with him, so I had the jeans AND the money. When he found out he just laughed and threw in the towel. Happy memories....

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Old 08-24-2002, 09:19 AM
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Piece them together, square as needed, then make a throw pillow out of them, or a TV pillow if it's large enough. Great for rolling around in the floor while watching TV or playing video games or even to lounge around with outside.
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Old 08-24-2002, 09:49 PM
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Just a thought....

Depending on the size, how about scrapbook embellishments?? If you're doing pages about your kids (particularly teens), what a great way to embellish their pages than with a little denim, straight from their own jeans!! Enjoy!
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Old 08-24-2002, 10:38 PM
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I dont know how much you have left over but I have made baby bibs and purses from the pockets to make gifts
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Old 08-26-2002, 06:34 AM
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How about a rolled pillow or a neck pillow? If enough of the legs are ok, you can just stuff and tie the ends. Also saw a craft where gift bags were made from the sleeves of anything...She cut the sleeve at the desired length and hemmed it. The top of the bag was usually the cuff, which she turned down and then tied a ribbon, cord, or whatever around it. She made big , little, all kinds and embellished them with anything your imagination can think of...It was on Carol Duvall...wish I could describe it so you could visulize how cool it was...perhaps it is in the show's listing.
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Old 08-27-2002, 12:31 PM
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slb it is so funny that you mention the gift bags because when I saw them on Carol's show I first thought about my being able to do the for my sister's Christmas boutique and then I thought that they would wokr for the demin trimings. You got here before :p

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Old 08-30-2002, 06:18 AM
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You could also piece together enough scraps to make a short vest. A draw string purse is another idea. When I cut off my husband's jeans to make shorts, he has me sew the bottom of the scraps shut and then tack a piece of cord near the top. He uses these to corral his "stuff" in his tool box. One is for bungee cords, another for twine, one for rain ponchos, ect. The cord near the top is tacked in the middle so that he can wrap it around the pouch and tie it shut. When we go camping, everyone has a pouch (pant leg) to carry toiletries in. I use a permanent marker to label the contents. The ones my husband uses in his truck really stand up to the wear and tear.

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Old 08-30-2002, 07:11 AM
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Take some red or blue or other western type material for accents and make baby bibs or bandanas. You can use velcro on the bibs and leave the sides long enough to tie or use the velcro on the bandanas. These are precious on your family dog. No family pet???? use this as a sewing project for the kids, and teach them about community service by taking your finished bandanas down to the rescue group trying to find homes for the homeless dogs at the shelter or petstore. If you don't have access to a rescue group, send them to me and I will get them to a group for you. Dogs look cuter with a bandana on and could be more adoptable!!!!
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Old 09-07-2002, 08:56 PM
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laundry bag

My husband is a truck driver so I made him a laundry bag out of denim so it is easier to keep and carry his dirty laundry in. I used a cord for a drawstring around the top.
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