After giving each student their pair of jeans I was left with two pairs, and I figured I would make something as an inspiration, to show the students that the jeans could be transformed into something else than the typical bag, mini skirt or pair of shorts. I had just become an aunt so I was in quite the baby mood, and the choice fell on a teddybear. I wanted to keep within less than half of the time frame that the students were given on the assignment, it wouldn´t be fair otherwise since I have a lot more experience, and ended up using 1/3 of the time frame. This project is not for beginners and was just an inspiration, but some of the students would´ve been able to pull it off with my help.
I used half of each pair of the leftover jeans since they were in two different shades. I downloaded a lovely pattern from this website, cut out the pieces and sewed everything together. I used 3 old buttons for the eyes and nose, and the stuffing is some old and ugly curtains cut into pieces. This made the teddybear quite heavy, so I ended up filling the upper half with regular stuffing.
So this is one way to reuse a pair or two of old jeans. If you have recycled some old jeans I would love to see it!
Have a great weekend!