Creative Mondays: Up Cycled!

Happy Bank holiday Monday everyone.

Hope you are all having a lovely long weekend?

Welcome to Creative Mondays, my favourite blog hop of the week as I get to see all your amazing creative ideas 🙂

Link up, have fun blog hopping and please be kind enough to link back to the hop in your post and leave a comment if you like the blog hop.

Over the last few weeks, I have been Spring cleaning. Sorting out old clothes that are never going to be worn again and saving the odd pieces of denim for some up-cycling projects I have in mind.

First up I have a simple ” old jeans new shorts” upcycle to share.

I took some of my Husband’s old jeans and cut them down and made them into new to him shorts! 

I think he wears them more now than he ever did at full length.

I love to upcycle and repurpose old things if I can.

Do you like to recycle old things too? 

I have got a few more pair of jeans to change up a bit now.

These took a matter of minutes to complete.

So a nice and easy one to start with.

What is not to love about recycling?

What you need:

  • Old jeans
  • Sharp scissors
  • Sewing machine or you can just leave, the frayed look is also in fashion

What to do:

  • Find out what length you would like the jeans to finish and cut them a 2-3 inches longer ( so room for the turn ups)
  • Turn up each bottom of the leg about 1 and a half inches, iron both flat.
  •  Turn over again and iron again.
  • Sew at each side of the legs to hold the turn up down.

What do you think of this idea?

Fancy trying it?

Now over to you.

Want has got you being all creative this week?

Sewing? Recycling? Upcycling? Crafty? Stylish? Come and share with us here: The latest Creative Mondays Link Up .

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Hope to see you at one of our blog hops very soon.

Claire Justine
Claire Justine

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  1. Annie
    26 May 2015 / 06:59

    Thank you for the party! I should really do the spring cleaning too…but it is more like summer cleaning for us 😉

  2. Elizabeth Roy
    25 May 2015 / 21:27

    I just found some fun new blogs via this blog hop. Thank you for hosting, Claire!

  3. Jill Shepherd
    25 May 2015 / 20:53

    Thanks for hosting Claire. Love that jeans are just so versatile! And now you have some extra denim pieces to upcycle too!!

  4. Mary
    25 May 2015 / 17:47

    Great idea to up cycle the jeans….maybe I should think about that!! Summer is here already and I won't be wearing my jeans again any time soon! Have a great holiday!

  5. Rebecca
    25 May 2015 / 14:02

    Upcycling recycling – always a good idea!!!Best!

  6. indah nuria Savitri
    25 May 2015 / 12:17

    I haven't done much in the DIY department but I really enjoy this bloghopping…thanks for hosting and cheers..

  7. Elegance and Mommyhood
    25 May 2015 / 11:48

    Great job with your DIY.

  8. Tamar SB
    25 May 2015 / 11:17

    So smart!

  9. Julia Nyanyo
    25 May 2015 / 10:19

    This turn up idea is just a bit smarter than the hippy frayed edges we normally leave – I'll have to try this next time – thanks.

  10. Divine Aleligay-Tan
    25 May 2015 / 04:44

    I am going to enjoy this blog hop! Thanks for hosting!DIVINE

    25 May 2015 / 02:31

    Hello sweet Clairejustine!Have a great week and thanks for hosting.FABBY

  12. Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas
    24 May 2015 / 21:48

    Claire, Thanks so much for the party and for your visits!Hugs,Debbie

  13. Winnie
    24 May 2015 / 20:09

    Hi Claire :)Thank you for the party 🙂 Hope you had a good weekend

    • Clairejustine oxox
      25 May 2015 / 20:19

      Thanks for stopping by Winnie 🙂