Last Friday was Jeans for Genes day, a chance to wear your jeans to work to raise money for genetic research. Our office decided to participate in this and cakes etc were promised.
As I have been seeing some creative use of denim/ old jeans on the various internet sites that I peruse, I set myself a challenge – what could I make out of a pair of jeans that could then be sold to raise money? This would not only be a fundraiser but would be an opportunity to show my work colleagues all that I can do. Some more online research thanks to Pinterest and Google ensued, a pair of jeans was purchased for £2 from the Air Ambulance charity shop and I set to with the scissors and sewing machine.
In all I was able to make:
- 1 padded pinboard
- 3 drinks coasters
- 1 journal
- 2 girls handbags
- 11 Christmas tree Christmas tree decorations
- 10 Star shaped Christmas tree decorations
- 6 flower corsages
I was very impressed with how everything turned out and so to were my colleagues. In the end I was unable to be in work on the day, but when I went in today I was pleasantly surprised to see how much had been ‘sold’. To date over £150 has been raised, which is excellent as we are a reasonably small office.
I will put up more under projects and link to the different sites that gave me the inspiration. The picture above shows some of the produce.