by mops ( edited 20 Jan 2017 ) 20 Jan 2017

Recycled lower trouser legs.

Hubby had a tear at the knee of his trousers. I did not want to make another bag, notebook cover or pencil case (my gift drawer has enough of those) so I did this skirt. Could cut 6 parts out of 3 of the front and back legs and had one remaining to cut the top part - not without a seam. To add a bit of fun I digitised a flower for the front and added two flaps at the back (should have made them shorter - nice to know for next time).


by aussiequilter 22 Jan 2017

its darling

by sonjapotgieter 22 Jan 2017

Looks so Stunning!!!Wonderful idea with the recycle!!!!Gorgeous

by anitapatch 22 Jan 2017

I love recycling. Well done

by deegee 22 Jan 2017

Very clever - looks great. And the flower is a great little extra addition. Sew well done.

by jrob Moderator 21 Jan 2017

Great (adorable) idea.

by Sewmum1 21 Jan 2017

Great skirt. Love the cute flower you added too

by katydid 21 Jan 2017


by pennifold 20 Jan 2017

Great up-cycle Martine, love the skirt and design. Love Chris

by babash 20 Jan 2017

Very clever looks great.
Probably took more time cutting it out than it would have from a piece of fabric but well worth it.

by pennyhal2 20 Jan 2017

Fabulous upcycle! This is a great idea. You really come up with the best ideas. If the back flaps really bother you, just stitch on them! I think they are fine as is.

mops by mops 20 Jan 2017

Thank you. I've been thinking about adding a button, maybe a stitched one?.

pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 21 Jan 2017

Would the button be uncomfortable to sit on?

by crafter2243 Moderator 20 Jan 2017

Great job. Does your husband not know that it is fashionable to have holes in your jeans? :-)

mops by mops 20 Jan 2017

he keeps trying...

killiecrankie by killiecrankie 20 Jan 2017

Cute skirt.It will be summer in a few months over there .Next time turn them into shorts, ,if it is anything like ours at the moment hot humid & over 30 C he should appreciate ,the new cooler look.

by noah 20 Jan 2017

oh i love it excellent job:):)hugs

by dragonflyer 20 Jan 2017

Nicely done!

by stork 20 Jan 2017

So Cute!!!! Love that you were able to "recycle" hubbies jeans!

by decojo 20 Jan 2017

Super cute!

by toogie 20 Jan 2017

This little skirt is adorably cute! I love the little flower, too. No one would guess what you made it from. Lucky little girl, that your hubby tore his pants!-lol

by sjbrower 20 Jan 2017

This is an adorable skirt. I love the little extra touches with the embroidery and faux pocket flaps. What a wonderful recycle!

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mops by mops 20 Jan 2017

Thank you!

by spendlove Moderator 20 Jan 2017

Excellent - I've been on a denim recycling theme this week as well. Great minds think alike!

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mops by mops 20 Jan 2017

This was a thin quality, much more fit for this small skirt than the usual denim.

by rosakent 20 Jan 2017

Thats lovely, I do like recycling and denim is so adaptable, Jo

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mops by mops 20 Jan 2017

Thank you.

by lidiad 20 Jan 2017

That's gorgeous!
Hugs, Lidia

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mops by mops 20 Jan 2017

Thanks Lidia. HUgs!

by marfa 20 Jan 2017

So cute!

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mops by mops 20 Jan 2017

Thank you.