Sew a Potholder in Minutes from Recycled Jeans
Sewing is a creative outlet and a favorite therapy for many of us. The NZP team enjoys making time for sewing each day. Some days it’s ten minutes in the morning, or 20 minutes in the afternoon. This is how Nancy Zieman accomplished most sewing tasks, regardless of the project. If you’ve tuned in to watch Sewing With Nancy, you likely know that the “10-20-30 minutes to sew, quilt, create” method was developed by Nancy in the ’80s. Now we’ve applied this concept to recycling jeans. Curious? Learn how in the new Sewing With Nancy TV mini-series, 10-20-30 Minutes to Recycle Jeans and in the book of the same title.
60-Minute Jeans Potholders
In about an hour, create a pair of durable recycled jeans potholders that are pliable and easy to use, while giving protection from the heat of hot dishes. Watch online to learn the basics of taking apart cast-off jeans, and making something creative.
When it’s chow time at the ranch or most likely lunchtime at home, make adorable bibs for your little buckaroos. The durable yet colorful bib features parts of a cast-off pair of jeans and a bright bandana. Sewing time for this recycling project is again approximately an hour.
Team up your casual meals with upcycled jeans placemats. These BBQ Placemats are durable, and add a down-home flair to a meal with family or friends. Two placemats can easily be made from a no longer worn pair of jeans. Plus, there will be extra “fabric” left over to use in other recycling projects.
Tailgate Casserole Carrier
Durable and eclectic in style with a novel utensil holder, this casserole carrier will become your favorite hot or cold food carrier. Combined with insulated fabrics, the carrier can be made from an adult pair of jeans in approximately two-hours of time.
- Walk through denim deconstruction before jumping right in with projects you’ll love. Discover new and novel finishing techniques as you sew up a variety of gifts in minutes.
- The 10-20-30 Minutes to Recycle Jeans book is perfect for the beginning sewist, or anyone who wants to refresh their sewing skills. It walks you through a variety of techniques, with full-color, step-by-step instructions in an easy-to-understand manner. Build your skill set and confidence from one project to the next.
- Follow along with the 50-minute DVD, as Nancy guides you from deconstruction to lovely gifts in no time flat.
Watch 10-20-20 Minutes to Recycle Jeans on Sewing With Nancy online.
Have you thought about your next recycled sewing project for 2018? Leave your answer in the comment section for a chance to win 10-20-30 Minutes to Recycle Jeans from Nancy’s Notions.
The randomly selected winner of a copy of the book, Sewing With Nancy’s Favorite Scarves to Sew from Nancy’s Notions is Pat Howell.
Her comment is, “No contest! My hands down favorite is the spiral scarf. The drape of this scarf makes it a pleasure to wear even for those of us who are challenged by scarves.”
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