Five savvy ways to save money by revamping your old pair of jeans | The Sun
GET your favourite denim ready as Jeans for Genes week starts tomorrow.
The annual event raises aware-ness about, and funds for, people living with a genetic condition — and is also a great chance to show off your best denim.
But if your jeans are past their best, these ideas will give them a revamp . . .
DENIM TO DYE FOR: For jeans that have become faded and dull, a pack of dye will bring them back to life.
Dylon all-in-one machine dye, £6.99 at The Range, can be used to restore the original colour or give light jeans a whole new hue, such as deep violet or olive green.
Dyeing an old pair black is a simple way to get yourself a new pair of smarter trousers.
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RIP, RIP, HORRAY: You don’t need to give up on your denim when it gets a tear.
Instead, make your own ripped jeans.
With a sharp pair of scissors make a few extra rips, then fray the edges by picking at the cotton with a pair of tweezers or a needle.
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Hobbycraft has a hundred different designs in iron-on or sew-on patches.
From £2, you can choose anything from daisies to dinosaurs.
EARN YOUR STRIPES: Charity shops are a brilliant place to snap up barely-worn jeans, often for around £5.
For a stylish no-sew project, apply a contrasting velvet ribbon down the side seam.
You just need some extra strong Wundaweb (£3.45 on Amazon) and a length of velvet ribbon.
Get step-by-step instructions at papernstitchblog.com/diy-side-stripe-pants.
READ ALL ABOUT IT: If you know a craft fan who’ll love giving their denim a new lease of life, they’ll like the book Denim Upcycled —
Breathe New Life Into Old Jeans, by Janet Goddard. It has 25 projects for recycling jeans and is £13.89 on Amazon.
- All prices on page correct at time of going to press. Deals and offers subject to availability.
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