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Recycled Denim Coaster

Posted on May 16, 2010

Got some old jeans? Well how about recycling the hems into some cool coasters. I saw the idea over at Going Green Crafters where they used the hems from old jeans to create denim coasters.

I just love recycling denim and had to try this craft project. I used two inside hems from a pair of old jeans to create my coaster. Trim the edges very close and evenly with a pair of sharp scissors.


Next I spliced my two hem strips together with a thread and needle. Just do a few hidden slip stitches to secure your two denim pieces together. You can click on any of the photos to supersize them.


Using a fabric glue, roll up your denim hem and apply a line of glue along the inside of the strip. Work your way along by tightly rolling up the denim and applying the glue until you get to the end. I added a extra bit of glue at the end and left the coaster to dry for several hours on a flat surface to make sure the coaster would set up nicely.


Here is my finished denim coaster. It measures about 4 inches wide. I left the bottom hem end on it as I thought it added character. You could cut it off or add another hem strip to make your coaster larger as desired. Now I’m ready to go out and enjoy a hot cup of coffee using my new recycled denim coaster.

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45 Responses to “Recycled Denim Coaster”

  1. Kristy
    May 16, 2010

    I love that you showed how you sewed the two pieces together. This looks really great! I can’t wait to try it myself.
    .-= Kristy´s last blog ..How I Spent This Sunday =-.


  2. Moonshadow
    May 16, 2010

    This is a really cool idea! I like the looks of the end product. I sent your post link on to another crafter, also. :)
    .-= Moonshadow´s last blog ..Happy Mother’s Day, Mom! =-.


  3. Lynne
    May 16, 2010

    Wow – now that wasn’t at all what I was expecting! very nice!
    .-= Lynne´s last blog ..knitting for charity =-.


  4. Lisa
    May 17, 2010

    What a great idea!! Thanks for sharing!


  5. Sarah B
    May 17, 2010

    Definitely going to try this – first project I’ve seen for using the part that usually get’s discarded – fantastic!
    .-= Sarah B´s last blog ..Reusable Duster – T-Shirt Yarn Version =-.


  6. Aimee
    May 17, 2010

    Love these! Must make some trivets…
    .-= Aimee´s last blog ..Vitamin D-ficiency =-.


  7. Theresa111
    May 20, 2010

    How inventive and practical. I really like this idea. Nice day :D
    .-= Theresa111´s last blog ..Raindrops On Roses =-.


  8. Stephanie
    May 23, 2010

    Love this!
    .-= Stephanie´s last blog ..Pasta Bolognese =-.


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  10. A Green Lady
    Jun 01, 2010

    So cool. Almost make you want to cut up a good pair of jeans.
    .-= A Green Lady´s last blog ..Best Going Green Products Store =-.


  11. [...] Myrecycledbags.com will show you how to turn the hem of old jeans into some of the coolest coasters RecycleChicken has ever seen.  They also have many other ways to reuse jeans as well as other materials that we might normally throw away, to crate new and useful items. Related Posts:YAVA Glass has found a fun way to reuse those cool glass soda bottles.The Heidleburg Project; they reused old junk to save their street.Weisenbach Recycled Products is taking trophies to the next level. Comments (0) [...]


  12. Kristina
    Aug 19, 2010

    Cindy, this is such a good idea! Thanks for sharing!


  13. Faylin Myhre
    Dec 02, 2010

    I love this! I weave tons of rugs for people using old denim but I usually throw the seams away and have boxes of pockets I want to do something with. The coasters are wonderful, can’t wait to cut up some jeans and give this a try. I saw the pocket pot holders, may give those a try too….Thanks!


  14. Barb
    Jan 03, 2011

    Wow, what a fun project to use the hems. Going to make some today….Thanks for this great idea!!!


  15. Debbie
    Jan 05, 2011

    I wonder if the side seams would work as well – they would be longer and not need to be sewn together —- I think I will give it a try – could be a good item to donate to the church craft show.


  16. Jackie
    Jan 05, 2011

    With jeans that I have I have taken a leg of the jeans, ran a casing around the botton of the leg (narrow part) threading elastic thru it and sewing the elastic together. At the top making a hem and adding a hanging type strap and have a bag for grocery bags to recycle. I also have made them for gifts. Having an embroidery machine I embroidered a “Bag Lady” on it and give out as gifts.

    I love your coasters.


  17. kathy D
    Mar 25, 2011

    Made a bunch of pocket purses for a charity but was thinking what do I do with the rest of the jeans now. Great ideas…….


  18. Cindy
    Mar 25, 2011

    Kathy,
    What parts do you still have? I use small pieces for rags, coasters, or even cut them into quilt squares. I have used small pieces for cutting out hearts to place on other projects too.


  19. Becky
    Mar 26, 2011

    I make denim purses from the top of the old jeans and use the leg material to make quilts. I made dog toys from the seams. I take some of the hems (seams) and tie them together about 3 or 4 of the pieces, so it looks like an octopus, kind of. My dog loves it! But I think the coaster idea is fantastic and will be making some right away. Thanks for sharing.


  20. The Crafty Artisan
    May 21, 2011

    This is the tutorial of the day on my blog, The Crafty Artisan. I have posted photos and a link sending my readers to your web site.

    Happy Crafting!

    http://wiserunning.com/blog/2011/05/21/upcyle-tutorial-recycled-denim-coasters/


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  22. Imran Abbasi
    Dec 24, 2011

    art attack wooooo….i loved it nice work and nice coaster.


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  24. Amanda
    Feb 08, 2012

    Hey Cindy! I’d like to feature these on Craft Gossip but the top photo is a bit small. Would you be able to send me a larger version?


  25. Cindy
    Feb 08, 2012

    Thanks Amanda! These are all the photos I have of the project but free feel to use what you can. I look forward to seeing your Craft Gossip post and so appreciate you featuring my recycled denim project.


  26. [...] Don’t throw away those ripped old jeans, REUSE them! After seeing this craft on the My Recycled Bags blog, I knew I had to make some. Surprisingly I didn’t change a thing. So this was more of a copy craft. Cut of the hems of a pair a jeans. Roll and glue the hems together. I think this will awesome with colored jean hems. Here’s the orignal Denim Jean Coasters: [...]


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  28. Dee Ann
    Jul 26, 2012

    That is a really neat idea. Thank you.


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  30. Jeremy
    Dec 19, 2012

    Great idea, regards! x


  31. Cindy in Missouri
    Jan 27, 2013

    These are fantastic!!!!


  32. Clara de Assis
    May 28, 2013

    Muito joia.


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  34. shannon
    Jul 16, 2013

    Hi Cindy, I love this idea! Could these coasters be made bigger and used to set hot pots or casserole dishes on? Would the fabric glue hold with extreme heat?


  35. Cindy
    Jul 16, 2013

    Shannon — Yes these denim coasters could be made bigger but just adding more hem strips. Just add them as I have shown when I used a thread and needle to attach a new hem strip in the tutorial. I’m not sure about the glue holding for extreme heat but a good fabric glue should hold for moderate heat. I guess you try it and see how it holds up over time using it for hot dishes.


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  1. [...] presents Recycled Denim Coaster posted at My Recycled Bags.com. RecycleCindy says, “Recycle some old jeans into cool denim [...]

  2. [...] Myrecycledbags.com will show you how to turn the hem of old jeans into some of the coolest coasters RecycleChicken has ever seen.  They also have many other ways to reuse jeans as well as other materials that we might normally throw away, to crate new and useful items. Related Posts:YAVA Glass has found a fun way to reuse those cool glass soda bottles.The Heidleburg Project; they reused old junk to save their street.Weisenbach Recycled Products is taking trophies to the next level. Comments (0) [...]

  3. [...] Recycled denim coasters by My Recycled Bags [...]

  4. [...] des chutes sur un vieux tapis.Côté déco, les idées ne manquent pas : gant de cuisine, maniques, dessous de verre ou tablier…Enfin, côté vêtement, il semble logique de transformer un jean en jupe mais [...]

  5. [...] Don’t throw away those ripped old jeans, REUSE them! After seeing this craft on the My Recycled Bags blog, I knew I had to make some. Surprisingly I didn’t change a thing. So this was more of a copy craft. Cut of the hems of a pair a jeans. Roll and glue the hems together. I think this will awesome with colored jean hems. Here’s the orignal Denim Jean Coasters: [...]

  6. [...] you need for these easy-breezy recycled denim coasters are two pairs of old jeans, scissors, a needle, thread and fabric glue. This project couldn’t [...]

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  9. […] DIY Recycled Denim Coaster – Details […]

  10. […] Coasters – If you cut off the seams of your jeans then you can bind them in a spiral pattern and make a great coaster! […]

  11. […] #60-C: Instead of turning your old pair of jeans into a rag, turn them into a sturdy coaster. Simply roll them up tightly while applying glue until your reach your desired coaster size. (via My Recycled Bags) […]

  12. […] 2. Myrecycledbags provides a great tutorial on how to make coasters using old jeans. […]

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