Jean Pocket Upcycle

3 Materials
15 Minutes

This project was inspired by Kim, you can check out her post here >!

Have a pair of unwearable jeans lying around? Maybe even a button up that no longer fits? Here is the perfect way to give these unwearable cloths new life!

First, I cut the pocket off the back of my jeans. This cut doesn't have to be perfect you can trim it later.

Next, I took an empty drink bottle and marked the size of the pocket with a sharpie.

I then cut the marked area out of the bottle and trimmed the sides to make a flat rectangle of plastic.

After trimming off the extra jean off the pocket, I inserted the piece of plastic.

That's all there is to it! Now you have a funky coaster for your home, deck, poolside or anywhere! These are awesome because if a ring is made you can easily take out the plastic and throw the pocket in the wash making it good as new!

Suggested materials:

  • Jeans
  • Empty Drink Jug

Frequently asked questions

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  3 questions
  • Vic24090418 Vic24090418 on Oct 21, 2017
    Why are you guys making a "federal case" of this? Why not cut the pocket and put it on the table? Work smarter not harder.

  • Ban13581700 Ban13581700 on Oct 22, 2017
    Good project. How are the edges of the cut jean fabric kept from raveling?

  • Vic24090418 Vic24090418 on Oct 23, 2017
    I was asking if the pocket good Why not just cut it out and using it as a coaster.


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  • Meera Meera on Apr 11, 2020

    Hi friends, please give some credit to Ms.Kara having thought of doing something with old jeans and plastic bottle. If she is happy with her craft, I’m happy for her. Thank you for your idea.🙏🕉❤️

  • Louise Atkinson Louise Atkinson on May 07, 2021

    Wowcher i love this jeans idea. Will suurely be having a go at it, sometime soon