Thursday, August 26, 2010

Re-Invention Challenge

Jenny of ELEFANTZ has a Re-Invention challenge this month. I've continued to re-use a couple of denim jeans (which was Jenny's challenge a couple of months ago).....but I've also re-purposed an icecream container!!!

Firstly here is what is left of one pair of jeans!!!

In the previous post I've shown the bag I made from these jeans. I've since made a "remote control" pouch/pocket for my hubby as well!! I unpicked different seams to end up with workable pieces. For the control pouch, I retained both pockets intact, and added extra denim between each pocket to be the part that hung over the arm rest.

Secondly, here is what is left of the re-purposed icecream container!!!

I've made a "mug pouch" for myself and also for a couple of friends, which I'll blog about next time. However, it required some templastic, cut out to fit the bottom of the pouch, to hold the shape. I didn't have any, so I thought, I know what I can use....the sides of an icecream container....and it worked very well!!

I made a "masculine" cover for my hubby's new iPad, from the other pair of jeans, shown in the previous post. Well "masculine" now meets "feminie"!!! A Kindle cover for me!!!

A gorgeous pattern from Moda's Bake shop...the...Bookkeeper Cover.


  1. Awesome projects, Susan. And useful ones as well.

  2. Great ideas! I like working with old blue jeans. I am intrigued by the ice cream container. I'll have to stop back and see what you have done with it. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  3. I too am curious as to what a "mug pouch" is and how the ice cream container was used to make it! We are a repurposing family too, so I will have to check back and be enlightened! Thanks.

  4. Very clever. I need to make my husband a remote pouch like that. Thanks for the idea.