For reasons that he cannot remember, my husband bought a pair of jeans with a button fly. He wore them a couple of times and then they just took up space. I decided I could make something out of them and sure enough I did. Read how to upcycle an old pair of jeans into a sewing machine caddy.
I decided to show you the finished project first to get you enthused. Doesn't it look fantastic? Thanks, I think so, also.
First thing I did was cut off the legs. Where? Good question. I cut them off exactly where the inside pockets stopped.
See the belt loops? I decided I wanted to use those to make my caddy a bit more versatile. I cut three 3 inch strips of a bandanna like fabric.
I hooked the strips through the loops and sewed them closed on there. Why did I do this?
At the time I was wanting to make the caddy portable. To use it with my sewing machine, I just tucked it under the edge of the slanted table I keep it on.
But I can also take it with me and tie it onto things now. I tried it out with my sewing drawer and it fit perfectly. I have an extra strip because you never know where I might take it.
I have a seam ripper in there along with a pair of shears. I packed a cleaning brush, a chap-stick and a stiletto as well. If I go to a workshop, I would pack even more and then just roll it up. I love it.
My husband now has two pairs of jeans that are worn out. Hmmm, what else can I make? Tell me your ideas.
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I have written before about upcycling clothing. Check this one out.