Casual and Cute Blue-Jean Coasters

4 Materials
5 Minutes

These no-sew coasters are Free and Easy, and get lots of compliments. Kids could easily make sets of these to give as gifts. I have even sold these in craft fairs for charity.
Everyone has old jeans to discard or donate.
Start by cutting around the pocket with a border of 1/8 to 1/4 inch. No sewing, just raw edges.
Wash your pockets in the washer and dry 'em in the dryer. This will fray the edges.
See? Nicely frayed. You might need to trim longer strands after they are dry.
Cut a piece from the flat side of an empty milk jug to fit inside your pocket. I wash the cut-out's easier. But if this grosses you out, you could wash out your jug first, of course.
Slip the plastic into the pocket to make it water-proof, and you're done!
Cute and Casual Coasters. All made from cast-offs. Really, everyone compliments these all the time.
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  • MsCaliLady
    on May 17, 2017

    No question. But an 8 yr old could follow your simple, easy instructions. I love this idea! Thanks for posting.

    You could embroider a simple little outline of a flower or design to lighten the denim and maybe match a color scheme.

  • Cho8433185
    on May 18, 2017

    Very good wow MASHAALLAH means may GOD bless you for this simple but brilliant idea
  • Karen Dinger Springer
    Karen Dinger Springer
    on Jun 24, 2019

    Hi, I am assuming that you sewed the two pockets together in order to slip the milk carton plastic inside? I don't see where you did this in your photos.


    • Dana Stipe Darlington
      Dana Stipe Darlington
      on Sep 2, 2020

      You use the pocket with the back of the pants material attached, so it's like slipping something in your back pocket. Excellent idea

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  • Mavis
    on Dec 31, 2019

    GREAT IDEA...esp. appealing to those who like the Country Look theme for their homes and cottages.

    Mavis In Ontario, Canada

  • Christina Hobson-Duncan
    Christina Hobson-Duncan
    on Mar 7, 2020

    Super cute and easy to do! Repurposing those old jeans! Love it! 💕💕

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