Sunday, September 25, 2011

Upcycled Jean Skirt Sewing Command Center

Allow me to introduce the latest in hip sewing machine fashion:

Denim Sewing Control Centre!

It's the Upcycled Jean Skirt Sewing Command Center! I've written a ridiculously long-winded tutorial describing how I made this amazingly useful item from an old skirt and you can read the whole thing (if you don't nod off first) over at the incredibly inspiring corner of blogland inhabited by Michele at Michele Made Me.


It's Drop Dead Denim month! An entire month of fabulous tutorials and links to all things groovy and denim. Please visit and add Michele to your regular reading list. She is my recycling guru and writer of hilarious, yet insightful posts on all things crafty. It is my absolute pleasure to guest post on her blog!

23 comments:

Heather D. said...

What a great use of a pair of old jeans! (And nice sewing machine too!)

Heather

paulette said...

I LOVE this pair of jean...and the body on top ain't half bad either!! haha
P

Heather said...

Krista, this is so cute! I'm going to go to Value Village today and pick up an old denim skirt to make one of these!

nicolette said...

Congratulations, this is so fun! It’s even looking more wonderful with your Featherweight on top! I think I need to use an old skirt of Mr DC to make this Sewing Command Center! It’s on my never-ending list of projects now!

trudys_person said...

I love this! Good job Krista!

Brenda said...

Lovely! I've made featherweight pads with pockets, but with quilting cotton scraps. this is a good idea!

Flying Blind... said...

Oh I love the title 'Command Centre' - sounds so important and even has a place to put your compass and x-ray specs - brilliant x

Lee said...

I love the idea! thanks!

PinkGranny said...

What a nice project that looks like it really looks like it fits the bill for practicality! Thanks for all the ideas you've shared to make our sewing rooms great places to hang out!

chris said...

So clever! I love the name you gave it, especially.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Great way to reuse and recycle!

Katie B. said...

This is fantastic!

Canadian Kristin said...

That's just brilliant! I'd like to have that hang off the side of my island in the kitchen... pens, scissors, all such things are always rolling around cuz the pen cup is too far away (yes, we are *that* lazy). This is a great idea!

dutch sisters said...

What a fabulous way to give jeans a second life!

Jodie said...

Command centre - I love it. Awesome tutorial and I did not nod off .

Michele Pacey said...

thanks again for putting this together Krista! the tute is awesome, and so are you!

Marianne said...

It's fabulous, I think I may have to make one. Thank you for writing the tutorial.

Trish said...

Love it! Just love it and looks like something that I'm sure my 10 year old 4H'er would love to make for her sewing machine!

ayumills said...

You are too clever! No one else would think about turning a jean skirt into a sewing pocket, Krista! I especially love the bindings!

sew.darn.quilt said...

This is a fabulous way to use some old jeans.
Thank you for the link to Michele too.

Carolyn

pinksuedeshoe said...

This is brilliant. Truly. I Love it! Now, how long do you think it will take me to find a pink denim skirt at the thrifts... :)

Live a Colorful Life said...

This IS brilliant. I showed this to the sewing joy of my life, my green Featherweight, Bonnie, and she will be pouting until I make her one. Um, thanks...!

QuilterLaura said...

Great idea, I love it! I don't have a jean skirt, but do have many blue jeans and some jumpers I grabbed from the thrift store. I'm sure I can make it work. Thank you so much!