My little girls are growing out of their jeans so fast. With summer approaching I plan to make many of their jeans into skirts or shorts…ya know, get as much wear as possible out of them. In the spirit of getting as much wear as possible, I decided to use the “leg” scraps from all these refashioning projects to make some matching hairbows. So here’s a RAGGEDY DENIM HAIRBOW TUTORIAL to show you how to use up those denim scraps.
glue gun and glue
embellishments: fabric scraps, buttons, etc. (optional)
Starting about 2 inches from the top of the back pockets, cut straight across. Save the top piece and create this awesome skirt. Today we are just working with the leg pieces.
Cut numerous sizes of circles. I just free hand them because they will look raggy by the time you are done.
Stack 3 or 4 (or more) circles on top of each other. Biggest on the bottom and smallest on the top.
Using a sewing machine or needle and thread, sew the circles together with a couple of stitches right in the middle.
Cut slits into the edges of the circles. The deeper you cut to the middle the more raggy the end result will be. If you do small slits, only the edges will be raggy.
Once you have the circles all assembled, put them in the sink and get them wet. Wring the water out and make them raggedy, by wringing each one out in a towel. Take them out of the towel and shake them a bit to get the denim to fray.
You can let them air dry, but I am not that patient so I put them all in a lingerie bag and threw them in the dryer for about 20 minutes. They also get more raggedy that way.
Step #8: Embellish if you’d like
Using the hot glue gun, attach an alligator clip to each one.