Need another idea for those old blue jeans? Use the legs to make pumpkins.
Hand sewing (gathering) the openings closed and wrapping the spines is as close to a needle as you will get. A sewing machine is not required.
These pumpkins were made from my teenage son’s castoffs. The legs were wide, making nice plump pumpkins. The instructions can be altered to work with the jeans you have on hand.