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#1 of 16 Old 05-28-2004, 11:03 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Ok so its not really made by Old Navy but its made OF my Old Navy jeans... lol. I picked these jeans up a while back at a fee market for .20 and have LOVED them. Well the wear and tear was too much so I found a new use for them. Here's my Asian carrier made of my old fave jeans. Really comfy and fits my style perfectly! I washed it so all the edges would fray.

http://img49.photobucket.com/albums/...s/jeanabc3.jpg
http://img49.photobucket.com/albums/.../jeansabc1.jpg
Oh it would have looked better if she hadnt stretched her head out. She likes to lean way back to try to hang upside down. Silly girl!

ETA: Inside of carrier where straps are sewn in. I sewed along all the edges to reinforce it.
http://img49.photobucket.com/albums/.../jeansabc4.jpg

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Wow, that is way cool. I've been thinking of sewing and ABC to try one before I buy. This looks too easy! You use the legs for the bottom straps, and sewed the white material on for the top straps? I love the fact that it has "built in storage" - perfect for a quick run unto the store with the car keys and a few dollars. Great idea.
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LOL, yes I just cut the back off the jeans and frayed the edges in the wash and cut the loose stings. For the top straps I went super easy as well and just did a zig-zag in denim color along the edges of some cotton I had. I found as long as the straps are wide I dont have to worry about padding. It took me about 30 minutes top to make it. I should take pics of houw the straps are attached though, thats kinda important for comfort. I'll do that and post an update. But anyone could make this ABC!

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On my way to find some old jeans and dig through the material pile. Thanks!
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If you make one you have to post pics for us! Have fun!!

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too cute! how wide did u make the straps? the one i made has straps that are too narrow

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Oh about 5 inches? perhaps 6.

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really cool-nice job!!
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THANK YOU!!! I just finished. I'm wearing my 15 mo now, and my 3 yo can't wait to try it. She feels like nothing Kozy here I come. I wonder how long I can tie this this around my waist though??? I'm six mos preg.
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So where the pics? LOL

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That's so cool! What a talented mama you are!
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That's awesome, I love it!

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How clever! And it looks comfy too with those wide straps!
Have you tried the front of some denim overalls yet? I think that would be a great idea but I haven't tried it yet...someday LOL
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exxxtreeeemely cool !!! In the picture it looks like you have two tushies, tho. :LOL I would like to see it from more angles!! oxox pam
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That's pretty awesome
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Oh, I love the overalls idea, I'm going to do that!
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