Upcycled - Denim Jeans Organizer
Old Denim Jeans
Depending on what you intend to use your organizer for will determine the size of the pockets you make. We made a organizer to go on the back of the door that will fit in slippers, scarfs and whatever else needs clearing up. For shoe pockets you need to make sure that the pockets are deep enough to prevent the shoes from toppling out. We made these pockets 6 inch deep.
The Jeans come with a pair of pockets to start with and we will keep these as they are.
Draw a line under the actual jean pocket this will be your first cut line.
From the bottom of the actual jeans pocket measure 7 inch this top line will be your sew line and then measure 1 inch below that and this line will be your CUT line. Measure 7 inches from the next line and so on till you are at the bottom of the jeans.
You may need to alter the size of your bottom pocket to suit the leg length of your jeans. Once you have measured both legs out you can begin sewing.
Use bright thread for a funky look or white and blue for a traditional jeans finish. Remember to sew the foot of the jean closed as well for your bottom pocket Once finished sewing cut the cut lines using scissors, remember you are only cutting through 1 side of the jeans to form a pocket.
Just pinch the jean and snip with your scissors to get it started and then cut along your line. You can fray these lines for a more dramatic look, or even edge these cuts with some bright ribbons. Embellishing this organizer could give it an original look to suit your style add glitter, paints, sequins or felt pens to draw graffiti. Finish it off by pegging it to a pair of trouser hangers and hang it up.
By Shellie Wilson. Shellie is the chief creative editor for Craftbits.