Sigh...a good friend lost

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Abbey, May 26, 2009.

  1. Abbey

    Abbey Spork Queen

  2. everywoman

    everywoman Active Member

    There is nothing like a good ole pair of ripped up jeans. Have you tried duct tape?
  3. mstang67chic

    mstang67chic Going Green

    Wow, um, you weren't kidding were you? A SLIGHT tear in the butt??? Much as I can relate...yep, the 80's are over hun.
  4. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    They certainly are RIP'd. You can toss them in with my fav pair that blew out the inseam... sigh. Nothing lasts forever.
  5. Abbey

    Abbey Spork Queen

    Alright Stang...I could get good money for those on Ebay.

    Actually, my daughter turned me on to a really cool tin foil wrap that I might try.

    doing it the Abberster way...
  6. flutterby

    flutterby Fly away!

    Why are you getting rid of them?!! They're just getting broke in. :tongue:

    I forgot about that 80's thing. I had a pair. I must have blocked it out.
  7. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    80's??? Where have you all been?? That's high style again ladies!!

    Nichole thinks it's great. She doesn't have to spend money on new jeans and she gets to wear her ripped up comfy ones. Everyone thinks she paid a fortune. lol ;)
  8. mrscatinthehat

    mrscatinthehat Seussical

    I had some like that back in the day. Not these days though. People would freak out. I used to wear spandex under mine.

  9. Marguerite

    Marguerite Active Member

    Don't throw them out. There are a number of things you can do with them.

    1) Get some contrasting fabric (say, plaid) and patch them FROM THE INSIDE. Use a three-step zigzag to fasten the edges down from the inside, use a thread that blends in to the denim (a pale blue). That way a bit of plaid showing through is a fashion statement. YOu can edge the rip with lace & pearls but the pearls would be uncomfortable to sit on.

    2) Cut them off right across where the rip is, then sew it shut. Insert a zipper in the waistband and use a strip of fabric form the legs to make a long shoulder strap. You now have a stylish shoulder bag, complete with handy pockets for your iPod, mobile phone, etc.

    3) Keep the old jeans for patching other old jeans. Whenever I make "sawn-offs" I keep the legs to make denim patches. You can also unpick old denim and make denim patchwork with it. The advantage of old denim - you can use it to patch old jeans. YOu should never use new fabric to patch old.

    I love using 3 step zigzag, it is almost invisible when you use it to sew on patches. The first patch I did that was designed to show the hole, was husband's army hat ("giggle hat", that khaki bucket hat that Aussie troops sometimes wear). They'd been on tactical drill under fire and as a whiz-bang went overhead, he threw himself to the ground and his hat flew off, landing right over the whiz-bang. The resultant damage to the hat was spectacular and husband didn't want it hidden under the patch; but we had to sew something onto it, to stop the fabric (what was left of it) from fraying. Mind you, I also had to wash out the sweat and gunpowder...

  10. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    I think your daughter just want to claim those for herself!
  11. busywend

    busywend Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Cut them into DAISY DUKES!!!!!
  12. Abbey

    Abbey Spork Queen

    I think they're WELL beyond Daisy Duke standards.

  13. Star*

    Star* call 911

  14. Abbey

    Abbey Spork Queen

    Mine weren't THAT bad. Is that you, Star?:tongue:

  15. Star*

    Star* call 911

    At one could have been me.