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Jeans Craft: Denim Details

Denim Details

Total Time Needed: 1 Hour

Update an old pair of jeans with a personal design.



  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • 2 brown grocery bags
  • Jeans
  • Bleach pen


  • Pinking shears
  • Jeans
  • Fabric glue (available at fabric stores; we used Fabri-Tac)Washable fabric ribbon


1. For Jazzy Jeans:

First sketch out a fun design on the paper. Next, place the folded bags inside the pant legs to keep the bleach from bleeding through. With the pen, re-create the design on the side of the jeans. Allow the bleach to set for 30 minutes before rinsing with water. (Thanks to FamilyFun reader Kimberly Smith and her daughter, Jordyn, for this fantastic idea!)

2. For Casual Capris

Cut the jeans to the desired length, then use the glue to attach the ribbon along the outside of the bottoms of the pants. (We recommend Fabri-Tac because it holds up well when washed.) Let the jeans dry for 24 hours before washing them.