Jeans are Husband and my wearables of choice. In fact, when we were on our honeymoon, we were turned away from a restaurant because the only 'slacks' Husband had were corduroy. (Figured that if they were that picky, we could eat elsewhere... Hmph!) I don't know why I like jeans, I have other styles of pants, but jeans are just... "Do all" for me, they can be somewhat dressy, depending what I wear them with, I can go out and take care of animals without (much) fear of damaging them, they last, and well, let's face it, they can go with nearly anything.
And when they do finally wear out? Well, I have a pile of them. Originally, they were for a gal to make jean quilts out of. She moved, and so I have a large pile of them. I've been saving them for several years, and so I have a collection of colors from black and blue to near white (Husband's fade a lot, for some reason), and I needed to do something with them.
I found a pattern for a bag made from jeans, which I want to try. I also want to see if I can try making a vest from scraps...
I was in a car accident sometime back. I was badly hurt, and remember the EMT telling me that fact. I was not too upset by this (I assume that they had given me something), but then he said he was going to have to cut my jean jacket up to check my arms. That was when I had a problem!
I was NOT going to have my jacket ruined!
Did you know that EMT's can move much faster than people who are injured and doped up can? I did lose the jacket, but sometime later, in the hospital, one of the nurses handed me a small bag. I looked at it again, and realized it was a pocket from my jacket (the pockets buttoned) the EMT had cut out to put my rings and eyeglasses in.
Why that pleased me, I will never figure out, but to this day, I figure, at least the jacket was able to still serve to the good, even after being cut up!
But, let's just say, I would prefer the cutting up of jeans be of my choosing this go 'round, yes???