Recycled denim basket

You don’t know what to do with your old denims? Here is an idea for recycling them. It’s easy but takes a little time. No sabes qué hacer con sus viejos pantalones de mezclilla? Te doy una idea para reciclarlos. Es fácil, pero lleva algo de tiempo. Tu sais pas quoi faire de tes vieux jeans? Voici une idée pour les recycler. C’est facile mais ca prend un peu de temps.

You will need old denims, a pair of scissors, a sewing machine, a container to use as a model for your basket (I used a bucket).

Cut strips of denim +/- 1″ wide and sew them end to end to make a long “ribbon”

You should keep about 20 strips to make the base of the basket (depending on the size you want). I started with 8 strips of fabric that I tied with a knot in the center.

You tie with a knot one end of your “ribbon” in the center and you start to weave. You pass the ribbon around the strips. Once above, once below ….

You weave until you have the size that you desire for the base of your basket. Must occasionally pull the strips to adjust weaving. You place the base on your model (bucket, bowl …). And you continue to weave the sides of your basket. Depending on the size, you may have to add strips of fabric.

Once you have completed weaving, you have to finish the edge of the basket. You’ll attach the strips of fabric together by tying knots.

Your basket is almost done. You’ve got to cut the extra stips and fold them inside the basket. You can either sew or glue them.

Voila, not too bad for used denim!

I used two pairs of denim to make this basket.


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