Denim Wall Storage

I need more storage. Who doesn't need more storage space? This project solves all my problems in the cutest little way.

People always ask where the inspiration for my crafts come from. The mind of an artist is an intriguing thing; my mind works differently than most. I realized that at a young age when I started taking apart simple household items like curling irons and cassette tapes, just to see how they work. This weeks project came to me while I was thrift shopping. I’m not the thriftiest girl, but I do find tons of inspiration while visiting thrift stores and this time was no different.

I ran across a rack of old denim and knew there had to be a cool craft I could use them for. I purchased a pair then headed to the art store where this idea popped into my head.

Turn jeans inside out – if jeans are small cut or rip until you have access to entire pocket

Using marker and your embroidery circle as a guide draw a larger circle around the back pocket of jeans

Roughly cut out circle

  • Loosen embroidery circle by twisting the screw and remove smaller circle
  • Place smaller circle under pants around pocket, Place large circle on top of pants around pocket
  • Carefully work smaller circle into bigger circle – you might need to loosen larger circle a lot
  • Once in place tighten bigger embroidery circle
  • Pull pants as tight and taunt as possible in embroider circles

Cut any access material

Hang and use the pockets as storage

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Have a question about this project?

3 questions
  • Jewellmartin
    on May 3, 2017

    Do you have more innovative ideas for the rest of the jeans? For instance, you could nail or use heavy-duty staples to attach legs to a garage or mudroom wall, making holders for baseball bats or other sports equipment.
    • Jeanne Martin
      Jeanne Martin
      on Apr 13, 2019

      The lower section of the jeans pants leg makes an adorable wine bottle bag. Cut across both sides of one pant leg at the knee. Sew or glue the cut side closed (fold under the cut edges first so it doesn’t show). Turn right side up, slip in your bottle of whatever and tie a ribbon around the jeans and bottle neck with a bow. Done!!

  • Alice
    on Apr 24, 2019

    Not a question. You are brilliant!!

  • Easy does it
    Easy does it
    on Jul 16, 2019

    Did the pocket with the zipper already have it or did you add one?

    • Val
      on Oct 14, 2019

      Yes, she must have found that pair at a thrift store.

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  • Smooches
    on Nov 6, 2020

    neat ideas for denium lovers

  • Chris Keating-Ingelse
    Chris Keating-Ingelse
    on Nov 7, 2020

    Oh, man! I just cleaned out my closet and donated all my old (larger size! yay me!) jeans to Goodwill! Looks like I have to buy some back! This is truly inspiring.

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