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    Creative people: What to do with cut-off Levi denim pant legs?

    Dh asked me to cut off a few pairs of Levi jeans and make them into shorts. He’s lucky because I finally found the “Levi Gold” thread needed to make the shorts hem look original (and for that matter, he’s lucky I’m such a great wife and will sew for him LOL).

    Anyway, now I have these denim pant legs.. and they are just begging me to do something with them! The only thing I can think of is to make little purses for the kids, but they have enough little purses.

    What other fun, creative things could I do with these pant legs?
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    I always save them to use to make patches for my kiddos' jeans. If you have an assortment of jean bottoms in various colors, you can come pretty close to matching most holey pairs you might want to patch. Just cut a square of the jean bottom, open the seam on the holey leg that has a single stitch (the other one will be flat-felled and a real PITA to open and close), pin the square over the hole, turning the edges under, then sew around the edges. I can't tell you how many pairs like this my older kids have worn. It doesn't look bad at all.
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    If you had enough pant legs you could cut them into quilt squares and make a quilt.


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    This is more practical than crafty, but I tie the legs in a knot and give them to my Rottweilers to play tug. They last much longer than any rope toys.

    I like the quilt idea though. And if you didn't have enough denim for a whole project, you could mix in khaki or flannel or something.
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    Quilts like that are heavy, warm, and very durable. You'd love it! I've seen them backed with flannel and that makes them even nicer.
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    Great ideas, thanks!!
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    ds has a levi quilt made by one of my mom's oldest friends and it is a true treasure.

    Crypto what a great site!!

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