Jean Pocket Crafts

Almost all the parts of a pair of jeans can be used in recycled crafts. This is a guide about jean pocket crafts.

December 31, 2007 Flag
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This is a purse I made for my 7 year old daughter and her friend. I used an old pocket from my husband's old jeans. Carefully cut right along the edge of the pocket. You can use "Fray-Check" on the sides to keep it from raveling later.

Jean pocket purse photo.

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May 14, 2008 Flag
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A lot of fun. First, paint your heart. I painted the wood heart to match with acrylic paint. While it dries you, can cut out your pocket.

Jeans pocket purse.

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December 28, 2006 Flag
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This craft is easy and very versatile. Cut 1/2 inch around a blue jean pocket with a pinking shears. Attach a ribbon or shoelace to each top side of the pocket for a hanger. Fill with a pen, pad of paper and some markers. These are great for the car and hanging near the phone. Enjoy!


By Tedebear from San Jose CA

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December 28, 20060 found this helpful

This is a great idea! I'm making one for my car this weekend and one for each phone! Thanks so much for the help. HUGS

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December 29, 20060 found this helpful

makes a wonderful gift for mom and dad with a hand print or foot print if child is too small. put large magnet on back to make it useful at work (hang it on file cabinet)

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August 28, 2009 Flag

Create a pocket on a notebook to hold pens, pencils, notepads, etc. Kids will enjoy personalizing the pockets. A great way to recycle old jeans/pants pockets too!

Approximate Time: About 20 minutes



  1. Cut the back pocket from a pair of old jeans or pants.
  2. Decorate the pocket as desired by gluing on appliques, foam letters, etc.
  3. Using hot glue gun, run a bead of glue along sides and bottom of pocket, leaving only the top open.
  4. Press pocket into place on notebook.
  5. Fill with supplies such as pens, pencils, erasers, notepads, etc.

By Rachel's Mom from Wilkesboro, NC

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July 17, 2006 Flag
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With growing boys, I have had my share of well-used blue jeans. Here are a few things I did to get one more use out of them:

I cut the pocket out (still attached to the jeans) and used a hole punch to put two holes in the top, then put yarn through the holes and hung in the kitchen for a bread tie holder. I also used it to hold recipe cards, thread, and those small objects that just seem to accumulate in the junk drawer and often poke you in the finger!

I have also attached magnets on the back with super glue and used on the fridge for a note pad and pen. I cut the legs off and duct taped the bottom together and used the bag to tote garden tools around.

By Renee from Slatedale, PA

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July 18, 20060 found this helpful

Good ideas Renee. Thanks for sharing.

I cut the legs off, and sew them, making a long sort

of bag, with a drawstring closing top... Hang in the

back of the closet to store a few things...

All the best to you,

Julia in Orlando, FL

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July 18, 20060 found this helpful

great ideas! my dd, 5yrs old, used to love to pretend she is a kitty and she has a few pairs of jeans that she has torn knees out of, so i cant possibly give them to someone else, now i know what to do with these. Thank you for sharing, will definately do this with her old pants.

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June 17, 2008 Flag

Turn your old torn jeans into a wreath. Make sure to cut the pockets out, they really can add to a wreath.

A wreath made from old jeans

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