What a Blue Jean Leg Became!

Like most folks, St. Patrick’s Day is not a big holiday around here, but I decided to show some extra love to my hubby with this project. Here’s what a blue jean leg became, and the reason it’s a little wonky is because blue jean legs are tapered. No matter, I still love how it turned out! Once I decided what to do, it went quickly.


Yes, I flew by the seat of my pants (leg)!

 A Project for Repurposing Blue Jeans~



Cutting out the lower leg to avoid the holes higher up and the grease stains lower down, I got a wonky piece of denim. Hemmed the edges, and made a plan.


I started with a scrap of lace and a pre-cut shamrock shape to trace onto the denim.


what a blue jean leg became


what a blue jean leg became


what a blue jean leg became


Adding a border of vintage buttons and a layered fabric yo yo in the center really brings out the shamrock!


what a blue jean leg became


I added a crochet border, a bit of a sentiment, and more fabric yo-yos & buttons….to create this…..No stencil to create the letters…free-handing did the trick. Outlined a shadow with a red Sharpie to give a bit of accent to the letters.


what a blue jean leg became


How to hang it? Well, I just happened to have these coordinating shower curtain rings which loop nicely over a wooden dowel painted green.


what a blue jean leg became


And here is the finished result! My beautiful and wonky shamrock flag! He likes it even if it is a little girly.


what a blue jean leg became


Now where to hang it? Our house, an open floor plan, doesn’t have many walls. Where to hang it? Ah, the front door! Where we can see and enjoy it frequently! I love it! What do you think about what a blue jean leg became?


Please note how impressed my little doggie is!!


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20 comments on What a Blue Jean Leg Became!

  1. How cute! I like the “wonk-iness.” Gives it character. And look at you! All artsy freehanding and with the red shadow outline. 😉 Puppy is adorable. Looks a lot like a little Peek-A-Poo we used to have. Best. Dog. Ever.

  2. You are to cute! I love how you can create something simple to something so adorable and creative. I love buttons, I have lots of vintage buttons that I should try to do something with. Hugs Maria

  3. Flying by the seat of your pants worked for your Florence–what a wonderful, creative project. I hope your hubby appreciated all your effort 🙂 Thanks for linking your project with Vintage Charm–

  4. One of the best blue jean projects I have ever seen. It is adorable. Thank you for sharing your blue jean project with us at the Snickerdoodle Create~Bake~Make link party!

    1. Thanks Keri! And it’s still on the door too! I can’t bear to take it down yet even though St Patrick’s Day is over. I guess I’m still enjoying it.

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