Ultimate Guide to Recycled Denim Crafts

Recycled Denim Flower Pins

Recycled denim flower pins can add a feminine or decorative touch to just about any article of clothing you might own. Since they're removable, you can pin them anywhere you like. Here are two ways you can make your own recycled denim flower pin.

You can make the first recycled denim flower pin without ever lifting a needle and thread. Take a pair of jeans and cut off at least 1.5 inches (3.8 cm) from the bottom hem of the pant leg. Hold one end of the fabric in your hand and start rolling it together with the hem side up. As you roll, you will notice that the layers resemble rose petals. Dab glue on the layers of the cut bottom edge and pin them together until the glue dries [source: Craftbits]. When the glue has dried, glue a pin to the back of the rose to so you can dress up a drab raincoat.

You might like to try making the second recycled denim flower pin if the hems of your old jeans are worn or ripped. Cut a 1.5 inch (3.8 cm) wide piece of denim the length of a pant leg. Sew two parallel stitches 1/8 of an inch (4 mm) apart, close to one edge of the fabric. Pull on the thread so that the fabric gathers. Start coiling the gathered edge into a spiral and sew the edges together by hand. Sew a pin to the back of the spiral and add the spring bloom to your sweater [source: Martha Stewart].

Flower pins aren't the only accessories you can make from old jeans. Read the next page to learn more about different kinds of denim accessories.