I am not kidding. I would estimate we have several hundred maybe two hundred pair of jeans. Mother used to frequent garage sales and buy them for a quarter each . She would cut off the legs and make those blue jean purses that you use the top half of the jeans. She would either make a belt, buy one at a garage sales or most of the time use some type of scarf and run it through the belt loops. She got tired of making them as she did everything so she gave me all the jeans. I have them packed in about 8 huge boxes. They have been here for about 14 years. All washed and still clean. Yesterday we started going through them. I found about 20 pair that I could wear so they are keepers and the rest my husband has started cutting up. I am going to try to make some purses out of the top parts and the legs he is cutting in all different size squares. We are using every inch of the jeans possible.
I think the squares will be sewn together with possibly some homespun fabric so it will fray nicely. These will make great childrens quilts, quilts to take to the beach or picnics. These you can throw on the ground and then put in the wash.
I am going to go scavenge through his trash can and see if there are any pieces big enough that I can use to cut out flowers. I think these will be great added to purses and other items.
What other ideas would you suggest to do with the jeans?