For those people who wear Levis till death do they part and/or until some embarrassing, possibly illegal part of the anatomy shows through, an interesting recycling project can prolong the life of beloved jeans even more.
An informal look created from recycled Levi parts is very useful and versatile. Either shop Goodwill or claim someone’s cast off hoodie for this project.
In the beginning a cast off sweat suit jacket looked like good fodder for this task, but the light gray color would probably pick up every little nearby smidgeon of dirt in the vicinity. So pockets made from the recycled Levis really came in handy.
If you know how to sew, this is quite and easy project. If not, there are plenty of seamstresses who can do this project in a heartbeat. Check your local drycleaners, and see if they employ a seamstress.
Cut out the front pockets of a pair of levis and attach them to the front of the hoodie.
The darker color of denim is applied to the front where it’s most likely to get dirty. Levis are a natural for camouflaging dirt, yet the whole item is still washable, and survives the dryer, too.
What are the best parts of the Levis that are recyclable?
Save back pockets for an upcoming recycling project.
Levi belt loops have multiple functions, like making a loop for a place to stash pencils,paint brushes, or glasses, pruners, or pliers, for example.
The levi waistband gets new life when it turns into a loop for holding small tools like pliers, or screw drivers.
The waistband also turns into matching trim that can go around the hood. Run the drawstring through, and voila.
Get creative. Brass buttons can be fun design objects, too.
Ultimate Casual Sheik with Recycled Levis
If you wear levis a lot, surely there will be a pair that match the fadedness of the newly redesigned hoodie. If you’re just working around the homestead, and you need to go out, don your newly redesigned hoodie jacket, and it’s an entire coordinated jacket.
If you get sentimental about old levis that have been worn into the perfect state of softness, recycling a pair of levis into something new means never saying goodbye.