Old Jean Diary

Old Jean Diary


I love old jeans especially my girls’ old jeans. It has all the stories that any imitations hardly look alike.

The imitations I mean all the fake antiques made in China. They may look good in a distance but you immediately realize how cheap it is.

Long story short, that is how I love all the aged things including my daughters worn jeans. 🙂




Step1. Place a hardboard on a jean leg and measure. Cut out the jean leg align 1inch each side.



Step2. Save labels, pockets, any cute  things. They could be unique embellishments for your journal.


Step3.Hand stitch the label to decorate. You can sew any fabric scraps to make plain cover pretty.


Step4.Place a hardboard on jean with wrong side up. Glue on hardboard and cover with the other side of jean. Stretch evenly to prevent any winkles.


Step5.Fold in aligns and glue. Cover with decorated jean. Make a pair.


Step6. Sew all the way around with sewing machine and trim.



After making 4 jean journals, jean bags and jean pouches, We don’t have any old jeans left to upcycle. I have got to ask friends and neighbor,

“Do you have any old jeans you don’t wear any more?”


To see more creative ideas, visit my Korean blog: Zeriano’s Sewing Illustration 



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