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How to Glue Denim to Denim
by Mansur in Hobbies, Games & Toys
With fabric designs becoming more complex, many designers now glue denim directly to denim to create some intricate designs. The key to doing this process at home is using the right glue. While traditional white glue is great for gluing paper to paper, it is not waterproof and will wash away when clothes are laundered. Thankfully, there is fabric glue that can be used to glue denim to denim.Diffic
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What Is Denim Day?
by Shailja in Culture & Society
Lee National Denim Day is a day where individuals around the world come together to fight breast cancer. Each person wears a pair of blue jeans as an act of solidarity to raise money for the cause. For each pair of jeans worn, Lee Jeans makes a $5 donation to a charitable cancer cause, according to DenimDay.com. DateDenim Day is the first Friday in October.
DonationsIndividuals can participa
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How to Sew With Denim
by Munir in Hobbies, Games & Toys
Denim is a rugged fabric that has many uses. Typically you think of blue jeans when you think of denim fabric, but denim's uses go far beyond jeans. There are a wide range of colors, weights and washes available on the market today that you can sew into garments. And because denim is so sturdy, you can also recycle old jeans and sew them into a wide variety of useful articles.Difficulty:EasyInstru
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How to Get Ink Out of Denim
by keird in Home & Garden
The washing machine is a frequent perpetrator of ink stains bled by pens left in pockets -- an unpleasant surprise when jeans are removed from the washer. One or more steps of a progressive ink-removal technique can help bring your denim back to its unblemished state.Difficulty:Moderately EasyInstructions Things You'll Need
Paper towels
Spray spot remover
White washcloth
Aerosol ha
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How to Hem Denim
by rcpratt in Hobbies, Games & Toys
Many times denim jeans or skirts need to be hemmed to fit your particular style or size. If your jeans are worn out, they can be cut off and hemmed into shorts instead of throwing them away. A few easy tips will have you hemming up your old jeans and saving a bundle on summer shorts!Difficulty:Moderately EasyInstructions Things You'll Need
Sharp Scissors (made for cutting fabric)
Sewing
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About Denim
by Dan Ingraham in Fashion, Style & Personal Care
Denim has an interesting history that begins in France. However, it wasn't until the fabric was introduced to America by Levi-Strauss that it became a popular trouser fabric. By the 1950s, all of America was wearing denim, and the rest of the world soon followed. Today there are many types of denim, as well as countless washes, colors and uses for the fabric. HistoryDenim has a long and varied
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How to Get Gum Out of Denim
by Pierre LeBoo in Home & Garden
Denim is a classic material that never seems to go out of style. It's durable, it goes with just about everything, and it even hides stains well. Sticky gum, however, can be a bit tricky to get out of denim if you've never attempted removing it before. With just a little time and items found around the house, you will be able to get gum out of your favorite denim jeans and just about any other fab
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How to Dye Denim
by BeeBoop in Fashion, Style & Personal Care
Before you think about throwing out one of your favorite pairs of jeans because they are faded and worn, consider revamping them to create a whole new look. Dyeing your jeans will make them unique, breath new life into them and save you money on new clothes. Best of all, denim dyeing is a simple process that can be done in your own home.Difficulty:Moderately EasyInstructions Things You'll Nee
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Uses for Old Denim
by LittleCodeShop in Hobbies, Games & Toys
Recycling your old denim keeps this cotton twill fabric out of the landfill. Rugged denim with a weathered look offers a sturdy material for your accessories and home decor. For machine stitching, select a sharp needle, preferably one designed to sew denim. If the denim is difficult to pierce, try manually working the machine's balance wheel to move the needle and allow the threads to interlock.
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How to Cut Denim
by Stas in Fashion, Style & Personal Care
Rather than let old denim jean pants go to waste, you can cut the denim pants to make shorts. Cutting denim and sewing, when necessary, allows you to transform one denim creation into another fashionable item. Cutting denim can be a little tricky because it is a thick material. Since denim jeans already have a seam, it can be hard to cut through this portion of the jeans as well, so you have to ma
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