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Jeans Book Cover

Before you throw away those outgrown jeans, take a look at this project. Decorate a 3-ring binder or a composition notebook and use the pockets to hold your pens and pencils.


Old Jeans
Trim and Appliques
Gem Glue
Low Temp Glue Gun


Cut the legs off a pair of jeans. Cut open the front, cutting off the entire zipper. Turn jeans upside down. Place the binder on top and line up the top edge of your jeans with the top edge of the binder and the back seam with the center of the spine. 

Trim both sides and the bottom of the jeans 1" bigger than the binder. Hot glue the top edge securely. Tack the other three sides with dabs of hot glue. 

Turn the project over. Tuck in along the back seam to fit the jeans to the spine. glue in place.  
Wrap sides and bottom of the jeans around the edges of the book. Glue in place. 

Glue trim over raw edge. Decorate the outside with gems and appliques. Glue trim under belt loops and around top of book.

This craft reprinted courtesy of Terri of MakingFriends.com.

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Katie is the writer and creator of View From The Fridge. She is also the mom to two adorable little boys (and another baby on the way), and wife to a great guy! She loves to craft, decorate, dream up projects for her home, and she’s learning to love to cook (though not there quite yet). She started View From The Fridge in the fall of 2013. Katie also enjoys coffee, a good glass of wine or beer (when she’s not expecting!), running, and anything outside. She lives in Minnesota and takes full advantage of the wonderful (but short) summer season outside with her family.

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