Just discovered this adorable tutorial for a pair of soft baby denim snap-on-pants on craftgossip which led me to the project's orgin - mesewcrazy. Looking forward to a year of creative denim stitching projects.
All month I have been following the wonderful denim based crafting creativity over on MicheleMadeMe. Beautiful craftmanship, industrious ideas and the unexpected have rolled out for every budget and ability. Even though I couldn't carve out the time to stitch myself it didn't dimish my sharing in the fun, the enthusiasm and my denim plans for the future! Now, in typical Michele fashion, she has a denim crafting give away like no other, with a pile of treasures for two lucky people. Quickly go over and put your name in the pool!
Michelemademe is devoting the month of September to denim crafts. She and her crafting pals are sharing all kinds of creative ways to make everything desirable out of old denim -- from toys to jewerly. Visit her blog to follow all the fun and discover what can be re-cycled and up-cycled in the most charming and ingenious ways. Michele is full of the unexpected which makes this month a most delightful denim month.
These beautiful quilts, are part of an eclectic group of "Improvisational Quilts" (from The Henry Ford), created by Susana Allen Hunter from the 1930s - 70s. She was an Alabama sharecropper, and old worn denim found it's way into many of her quilts. With imaginative craftsmanship, she mixes the denim with other fabrics, creating different moods and memories. Strip Quilt Pieced Quilt 1950/55
A British artist, Denimu, who lives in Sweden, uses the beautiful, intrinsic qualities of denim, to express his thoughts and visions of the world. Follow him on twitter, facebook, or his blog.
A 17th century, European painter (name unknown), who worked in Italy, painted the poor, dressed in their old, worn denim, with the same dignity and honor as a court painter would have bestowed upon a rich patron. The paintings respect the character and one can't help but look beyond the misfortune and be inspired by the denim, and how it adapted so practically.
MicheleMadeMe has captured nature - in all it’s inviting glory - with her berry n’ bird denim beret. Imaginatively stitching together all kinds of textures, patterns with great skill, she created this cozy, reversible, and beautiful beret! And … thereby, reinventing my glitzy poet’s beret (from Denim Revolution) in a delightfully different, spirit. Read all about it in her post, here. I hope it inspires you as it has inspired me!
Like browsing through a favorite catalogue, DENIM REVOLUTION, is packed with an easy, fabulous denim wardrobe that you can make yourself from re-cycled jeans ... without the pricey designer price tags. Projects are included for clothing and accessories for casual, dressed up and cozy denim clothing and accessories. Click on the above image to order or go to your favorite online or neighborhood bookstore.
Do you need new jeans? Then check out these links – from vintage or used to “bread and butter” as well as those irresistible cutting edge designers that develop new shapes and textures. Buy what you love, wear it with joy and re-invent it when its time has come.