When I cut a couple of pairs of worn out jeans into jorts (jean shorts) the other day, I had a pile of denim left over. Because I’m a no-waste weirdo, I couldn’t just toss out the scrap fabric. I might be able to something with it. Something really cool. Something unexpected. Much to my surprise, I actually did come up with a pretty neat use for that leftover material.
The thin strips of denim left over from trimming my shorts work great as book straps for notebooks. You know, like the straps that go around Moleskin notebooks. All notebooks tend to expand with time and use. Their pages get all flared out and they won’t stay closed properly unless you set something heavy on top of them. Now, you have an easy (and inexpensive) solution. Strap that notebook down with a sweet denim band made from your old jeans.
See…just like a Moleskin, only better!
I like the clash between the industrial look of the denim and the ultra-feminine images on this notebook.
You can also use the strap as a bookmark!
What do you think? Would you use a scrap of denim as a book strap? Do you have any other clever uses for old jeans material? Tell me in the comments…