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Faith Wellman - Doodle Time Designs -

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Pocket Pouch -Recycled Denim Pockets

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(9) Name: 'Sewing : Pocket Pouch -Recycled Denim Pockets
Pocket Pouch -Recycled Denim Pockets
Pocket Pouch -Recycled Denim Pockets
Pocket Pouch -Recycled Denim Pockets
Pocket Pouch -Recycled Denim Pockets

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basic Sewing Skills
  • Desire to Upcycle old Jean Pockets into something Usable

Pattern Description:

My husband put 10 pairs of raggedy jeans on the trash pile!! I told him I could use those for quilts & other projects. He said - prove it! Most of what wasn't ripped or stained was cut up for quilting projects, but the pockets??

Time to re-purpose, recycle, upcycle those Pockets into something wonderfully usable! We'll create a "Pocket Pouch" to hold anything you like - art/sewing supplies, seed packets, electronics, coupons, love notes ... Very easy to make - no guessing involved :)

Adjustments given for different-sized pockets - "good ideas" section will have you making Pocket Pouches for everyone! Make up a bunch & have a family decorating event - use up craft supplies - repurpose old pockets - HAVE FUN!

And, of course, sew & SELL (mention Doodle Time Designs, please). Thank you. Faith.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 13" x 13" (Depending on Size of Pocket) + Hanger Length


  • 1 Back Pocket (Denim Jeans, etc.)
  • 9 Fabric Strips - 1 1/2" wide x 14" long
  • Backing Fabric - 15" x 15" Piece
  • Double-Sided Fusible Interfacing (Heavy) - 15" x 15" Piece
  • Rick-Rack/Ribbon for Hanging - 13" Piece, 1/2" minimum width
  • 2 Buttons - Large enough to cover ends of Rick-Rack/Ribbon (7/8" used)
  • Contrasting Thread for Outside Edge Finish

You Will Also Need:

  • Sewing Machine w/ZigZag Stitch that can be adjusted in width/length
  • Iron w/Steam & Dry Settings
  • Scissors to cut Denim
  • Parchment Paper (or non-stick Applique Pressing Sheet) to protect ironing surface from Interfacing
  • Sewing Machine Needle - size depends on thickness of Denim & Fabrics used
  • Thread & Needle to attach Rick-Rack/Ribbon & Buttons - Upholstery thread optional
  • Optional: Ability to sew Decorative Stitches by hand or machine, seam ripper to remove Pocket if necessary, rotary cutter, ruler & cutting mat to cut strips
  • Narrow Presser Foot to sew close to Pocket Edge

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