14 thoughts on “A Moment Of Silence…

  1. you could make a great hearty grocery tote out of them…remove the inner leg seam…sew them together making a ratty skirt out of it…sew the bottom hem shut…patch the holes as you go with something fun add 2 strong handles…tada…reduce reuse recycle…your man is totally green! lol…you could use manly scraps for the patches and maybe he’ll even use it when he dashes out for milk and bread! 🙂

  2. My DH had a pair of jeans (in the 70!) that every girlfriend had repaired. By the time they came to me (as his wife), they were truly beyond repair. I had them framed for his 30th birthday!

  3. Ha Ha {sorry boo hoo} OH girl! as one who raised all males I feel your pain-and bit of shame that he Really left the house in these!! Gotta Love’em!! But for his gentle heart all is not lost- if you stare long enough and allow for a few imperfections I promise you these can make wonderful overlay pieces on plain blocks and such on a manly lap quilt. Warning: A heavy use of fusible web may be required as well as some serious reinforcement stitching! You got this one already half figured out I bet!!! If you run short I still have some that makes these look chic so let me know!!

  4. I really like the first suggestion of a re-useable tote. I was thinking if the pockets on the back (if there any are still good), you could make a purse and maybe add a bandana as the handle thing. When my boys would get holes in their jeans, they would be turned into cut-off shorts. The part that was cut off would be turned into napkins for us to use. And we’ve used them. Good luck to you and can’t wait to see what you come up with to recycle these well-worn and loved shorts. 🙂

  5. I was going to say almost the same thing, patches and a tote. If they are truly not re-usable, save the pockets for a purse. The pockets also make cute flatware holders on place-mats. Love the bandana idea!

  6. He got his money’s worth from those, didn’t he? =) Back pockets make cute canvas for flower stitching, then sew down on three sides on a block, leaving the top open, and make a pocket quiltlet. Or if you have enough back pockets, you can put Christmas appliques or stitching on the pockets and make an advent calendar. Or the tote idea is good. I also used to have two purses that a colleague at school made from jeans – cut off the legs, like the tote, sew up the zipper area, line with pretty fabric, making pockets or not, and put on handles that are the same fabric. She also made a “belt” to put through the belt loops and tie in a knot-bow. Same as lining fabric. They were cute, and the extra pockets on the outside always came in handy. I bet you’ll think of something great!

  7. i was going to suggest the tote/purse idea..i have never done this but have friends who make them…they are very clever with all the outside pockets for glasses, phone, tissues, etc..and bright patches on the worn spots would really add to it..go for it and let us see what you do..i’ve got some jeans in almost that shape that i might like to try …lol…

  8. A friend once told me that denim makes for a great heavy-duty picnic blanket. Maybe if you’ve got some other old jeans lying around that you can take the fabric from, you could whip up on of them?

  9. Stitch the bottom of each leg and insert a drawstring. You want to have enough room to leave it open a little at the bottom. Then do a search on how to plant tomato plants in there so they’ll grow upside down and hang those in the yard somewhere and let their 2nd life be a planter. Hubby can admire it each time he’s out working in the yard mowing the grass. LOL

    Actually I was going to say maybe you can cut squares and use the spots without pain right side up and those places with paint spots upside down and make hubby a little lap quilt from them. You can even stitch the pockets onto his little quilt for him to use as a holder for the remote control.

  10. I was going tote, then after readubg vicki T I thought, what about oven mits/
    gloves/placemats etc for the table and oven, cause denim is really usable.

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