If you have larger pieces of denim left over, then another quick denim craft idea, is to create a stuffy, especially a stuffed bear.
What makes this bear a little different is that he wears his seams on the outside. You could make all kinds of these and put clothes on them or just a scarf like the one I made and you can make them as simple or as complicated as you want.
If you love to sew, then these will be fun for you. All you need is a good teddy bear sewing pattern and some left over denim jeans.
Step 1 - You could cut the pieces out of different shades of denim for added interest and a country feel. For the bear above, I simply took a bear sewing pattern and cut the pieces out and then sewed them with wrong sides together to create the seams on the outside of the bear.
Step 2 - I then clipped them as if making fringe and threw it in the washer then the dryer and it created the ragged fuzzy seams. Make sure you cut the fringe close together or you will end up with curly q's. Once washed and dried I stuffed him as per directions on the pattern.
Step 3 - So, if you have bits of denim jeans laying around in different shades, then get out your pattern pieces and start pinning them and cutting them and basically following the pattern directions, but you can take this up a notch. You don't have to make it raggedy with the seams on the outside, you could have them on the inside, and you could also make him or her a apron, or jacket.
Think of how cute these stuffies would be if created from denim? Add those hats in different fabrics and these will be fun crafts to sell. It is really stunning to see them made from different shades of denim jeans too. Let your imagination go wild.
Think how cute these would be made from your leftover denim scraps. There are all kinds of cute patterns, some more simplistic than others, but one thing for sure, cuteness attracts. These are fun to make. If you can find a pattern for a "sausage dog" these make great draft stoppers too long the bottom of the door. You could make these out of denim too.
Find patterns that don't have massively large pieces, so that you can cut them from your leftover jeans and have fun with it. Add eyes, beads, fabric paint or even the pockets for some more added fun.
I learned the hard way what happens to your sewing machine needles if they are not the ones designed for the heavier fabrics such as denim.... they kept breaking. These are very inexpensive and will not break while sewing with denim or other heavier fabrics.
You can get sewing machines that are designed to work with heavier fabrics such as denim or upholstery, as pictured above, but if you are not ready for that investment at least invest in the denim needles for your own sewing machine so as to avoid dangerous breaking of your regular needle.
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