New Shorts From Old Jeans : Creative Mondays Blog Hop…

Hello and welcome to Creative Mondays hosted by Clairejustineoxox and Judyh-jsThoughts where you can link up all your creative post each week….

What have you all been up to this week?

This week I’ve been making new shorts from old Jeans.

Here is what I did…

Got 2 pair of old jean that were no longer any good …

Cut 1 pair to the length I wanted them just a little under for fraying…

I cut the second pair second pair a few inches longer so I could turn these up…

The second pair I random tied string around to create a tie and dye affect…

I then put old clothes on and glasses on (in case I splashed any bleach ) and rubber gloves on so I could put the bleach on and spread everywhere but I didn’t want the corner to get bleached…

I bleached the front and back then left the on a carry bags for a hour.As it was a red hot day the were dry ( on a cool day or with thicker jean as these are lightweight ones maybe a bit longer) then I turned them over to dry the other side maybe I should have put them on the line so both side would have dried the same…

Then I placed them a few hours in a bucket of warm water,then a bucket of fabric condition.After a while I placed in the washing machine on a quick wash to get rid of the bleach smell…

I was going to rip them a little but being light weight jeans they ripped themselves…

Now all I need is the sunshine to come back so I can wear them…


Hi, I am Claire and I created Claire Justine in 2011. I hope you enjoy reading my posts as much as I love writing them. Please leave a comment below and share your thoughts with us.



  1. quintonwench
    June 10, 2012 / 6:15 pm

    Gosh! I haven't thought about doing tie-dye since I was a student! Forgot how good it looks. Fingers crossed for some good weather some time soon.

    • Clairejustine
      June 11, 2012 / 6:57 pm

      Thanks 🙂

  2. Judy Haughton-James
    June 10, 2012 / 6:36 pm

    You have certainly shared a great idea Clairejustine. I remember doing tie-dye at high school. It is good to be co-hosting again. Have a wonderful week.

    • Clairejustine
      June 11, 2012 / 6:59 pm

      Thanks Judy 🙂

  3. Camille Griffiths
    June 10, 2012 / 6:38 pm

    Cute! My mom always did this for our jeans when we were growing up.

    • Clairejustine
      June 11, 2012 / 7:00 pm

      Thanks for the comment 🙂

  4. Winnie
    June 10, 2012 / 7:16 pm

    I just might do it with an old jeans-skirt It's a wonderful idea!Thanks for hosting Claire

    • Clairejustine
      June 11, 2012 / 7:01 pm

      Thanks for linking up 🙂

  5. pinkoddy
    June 10, 2012 / 8:08 pm

    They look great you've done a great job there.Thanks for hosting again.

    • Clairejustine
      June 11, 2012 / 7:02 pm

      Thank you 🙂

  6. Carole
    June 10, 2012 / 8:27 pm

    Great use of old jeans. Glad you liked the diet cartoon. I will link something up to your hop. Have a great day.

    • Clairejustine
      June 11, 2012 / 7:04 pm

      Great thanks for linking up,yes that was so funny 🙂

  7. Kay
    June 10, 2012 / 8:36 pm

    Good idea! Yours "new" shorts look very nice. Hope you have good weather soon. . .we certainly wouldn't mind it here!

    • Clairejustine
      June 11, 2012 / 7:24 pm

      Thank you 🙂

  8. Lyuba @ Will Cook For Smiles
    June 10, 2012 / 9:24 pm

    Love your new shorts! Hope you get to wear them soon!

    • Clairejustine
      June 11, 2012 / 7:25 pm

      Thank you 🙂

  9. Meryl
    June 11, 2012 / 12:10 am

    Great looking shorts!!! Thanks for hosting this always great hop! Have a great week.

    • Clairejustine
      June 11, 2012 / 7:26 pm

      Thanks for joining us 🙂

  10. rach_t
    June 11, 2012 / 12:05 pm

    i sooo want to try doing that to some denim cut offs! but like you say, we just need some nice weather again!!

    • Clairejustine
      June 11, 2012 / 7:27 pm

      I hope we get some soon 🙂

  11. Emily
    June 11, 2012 / 4:52 pm

    These turned out so cute!Creamy

    • Clairejustine
      June 11, 2012 / 7:32 pm

      Thank you 🙂

    June 11, 2012 / 5:31 pm

    Cute shorts! We tried bleach a few weeks ago but I guess I didn't leave it on long enough so we ended up using tape & spray paint … they look awesome! I'm posting them tomorrow.

    • Clairejustine
      June 11, 2012 / 7:34 pm

      Ohh I will stop by and take a look 🙂

  13. Megan, The Frugalista Diaries
    June 12, 2012 / 4:09 am

    that is such a great idea, i actually did that to a chambray top years ago – I wish I still had it! Xo Megan

    • Clairejustine
      June 13, 2012 / 12:18 pm

      Thank you 🙂

  14. Evelyn
    June 12, 2012 / 12:47 pm

    Thank you for hosting another great party! Loving those shorts! (I grew up in the 70's and these bring back great memories:)

    • Clairejustine
      June 13, 2012 / 12:18 pm

      Thanks :))

  15. Annie
    June 12, 2012 / 6:46 pm

    Great Jeans refashion! Wish I could share the Texas sunshine with you 🙂

    • Clairejustine
      June 13, 2012 / 12:19 pm

      Thank you,ooh please send us a little over 🙂

  16. Michelle G
    June 13, 2012 / 11:52 am

    The shorts turned out very cute! Thanks for hosting!

    • Clairejustine
      June 13, 2012 / 12:19 pm

      Thanks for joining us 🙂

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