Uses for the remainder from the jeans hem?

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  1. Bic Pentameter

    Bic Pentameter Senior member

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    I bought a pair of $200 jeans. Because I have short, stubby legs, the store cut 7 inches off each jean leg when they hemmed them.

    The store gave these two 7 inch pieces of premium denim back to me in a little plastic bag. What do I do with them?

    I could just hold on to them, washing them each time I wash my jeans so that I will have a ready supply of matching denim for repairs.

    I could stitch up one end and make a cute denim selvedge cap.

    I could make an outrÃ[​IMG] beanie baby.

    I could make a street wear watchstrap for my Rolex.

    I could try to sell them on e-bay.

    I could just throw them away

    What would you do?

    Bic
     
  2. VMan

    VMan Senior member

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    Denim wrist/head band?

    Denim condoms?

    Frame them as modern art?

    Use them as trim on another pair of jeans in a different shade?

    Small denim pouch for quarters for laundry or parking meters?

    Make a denim toiletry bag?

    Ninja mask?
     
  3. denimdestroyedmylife

    denimdestroyedmylife Big Winner

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    I would reattach the remainder so I could cuff 3" and still have some bunching going on.
     
  4. xcoldricex

    xcoldricex Senior member

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    denim facemask. denim eyepatch if you're a denim pirate. denim tool holder (i've seen these) in the sda store they had a big denim chart explaining the fits and weights of their models- they had mini denim jeans made out of scraps (complete with pockets and stitching!) to show how they were cut. like this: [​IMG] but made of denim. haha.
     
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    xcoldricex Senior member

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    you could make some denim fangs. (blinging diamonds on your teeth is passe, denim fronts are for true fashionistas!)
     
  6. denimdestroyedmylife

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    The denim tote on the 45RPM site is nice. With your 14" remainders, you might be able to make a small possibles/medicine bag to hang around your neck or belt, maybe fashion a bandana???

    I'd cover a journal with it.

    As we all know, cheapmutha covered a WalMart slip-on with selvage denim.

    I'd write my lady a poem on the back of the remainder. I wanna sex you up, over and over and over.
     
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    Jetta Well-Known Member

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    in the sda store they had a big denim chart explaining the fits and weights of their models- they had mini denim jeans made out of scraps (complete with pockets and stitching!) to show how they were cut.


    great, now I want mini SDA's!
     
  8. j

    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    Actually a pretty usable wallet could be made.. gear shift cover.. selvage wrist band or bowling brace.. soccer shinguards.. codpiece.. bikini (for a girl, hopefully).. the possibilities are endless.
     
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    I save them for future patchwork. And occasional fondling. A hanging trophy collection is an idea. Or made into a necklace like those of ears.
     
  10. cheapmutha

    cheapmutha Senior member

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    something like this maybe?
    [​IMG]
    or save it for patching when you get holes in your jeans.
     
  11. tweedlesinpink

    tweedlesinpink Senior member

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    45rpm says: "We sometimes have interesting requests from customers. A customer, who loves playing golf, has ordered putter cover out of our denim fabric." [​IMG] or yes save it for cool patches. premium patches, for your premium denim.
     
  12. denimdestroyedmylife

    denimdestroyedmylife Big Winner

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    Or add a sixth and seventh pocket----for your other stuff.
     
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