Make Cut-Off Jeans, Then Make These 13 Denim Projects With The Leftover Fabric!

Cute ways to craft with leftover denim from old jeans!

The weather’s getting warmer and the kids’ pants are getting holes in the knees. It’s the right time of year to start making cut-off jeans! But what do you do with the leftover fabric from the bottom of each pant leg? No worries, friends. I’ve got you covered with 13 projects you can make with the leftover denim, no pant tops required!

denim craft ideas
I turned the bottom of my cut-offs into a toddler sized skirt.
Denim Toddler Skirt
Look at this adorable whale made of denim. My kids would love this!
DIY Denim Whale
These lunch sacks from The Purl Bee are so cute and because they are made from denim, they’d be super sturdy!
Denim Lunch Bags
I love the trim on these denim bibs and if you’ve got an especially drooly baby, the thick fabric would be awesome!
Denim Bibs
This floor poof is more like a work of art. I am in love!
Denim Floor Pouf
There are no instructions for this quilt. It is pure eye candy. 
Indigo Star Quilt
How about a few throw pillows? I love that chevron pattern!
Denim Throw Pillows
These adorable baby shoes include a link to a pattern you can purchase to recreate them.
Denim Baby Shoes
This upcycled pant leg makes a great gift bag. It only takes one seam to make too! Easy peasy!
Pant Leg Gift Bag
I’d love to have a few of these denim bags.  You can never have enough storage, especially cute storage!
Denim Baskets
I recently showed you how to make a fabric brush roll. A denim brush roll would be cute and super sturdy. A fun new twist!


Pencil Roll
I love this little drawstring purse made from denim. What little girl wouldn’t love to tuck her treasures safely inside?


Drawstring Denim Purse
And last but not least, I just had to share one more denim quilt because it’s just so pretty. If you look closely, you can see the large squares are stitched to mimic pockets. Such an adorable detail!
Detailed Denim Quilt
Go visit some of these links and give the awesome creators some love. So many great projects!


  1. I love the skirt you made and the bibs! I always make capris or shorts out of my old jeans for the summer. These would be perfect projects for me to make for my 14 month granddaughter. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Thank you so much for those brilliant ideas. I’ll try some for sure and make these old jeans have a new ‘life’.


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