Quick & Easy Hand Sewn Upcycled Denim Storage Basket


Do you have old denim jeans you'd like to get rid of? Why not upcycle and turn the legs into cute storage baskets! So easy to do and you just need to hand sew three short seams?
First, cut off twelve inches of the leg portion.
Turn inside out and hand stitch, with a needle and thread, a seam about an half inch from cut off edge. Pull open leg and match center seams together, flatten, creating a triangular shape. Hand stitch across about two inches from pointed end. Stitch opposite side, making sure the triangles are even.
There you have it . . . just three seams!
Turn right side out and fold down outside hem. Ta Da!
See how to make the attached adorable denim flowers at http://plumperfectandme.blogspot.com/2015/03/quick-and-easy-hand-sewn-upcycled-denim.html

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3 questions
  • Agg8263288
    on Jun 13, 2017

    how do you make the denim flowers
    • Jg
      on Aug 15, 2017

      Love the whole thing. The flowers so pretty
  • Malisa
    on Nov 14, 2017

    I love the flowers but I am not very good with eye balling anything so app how big would you make the flower petals?
    • Gail@Purple Hues and Me
      on Nov 14, 2017

      Each petal is about 1 1/2 inches long and 3/4" to 1" at the widest point. They look bigger in the above picture than they actually are.
  • Mickee Hicks
    on Oct 23, 2019

    Love this project,how do you keep the container stiff?

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