Quick & Easy Hand Sewn Upcycled Denim Storage Basket

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1 Hour

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

Suggested materials:
  • Old Denim
  • Needle and thread
Gail@Purple Hues and Me
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  • Malisa 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?

  • Mickee Hicks Mickee Hicks on Oct 23, 2019

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

  • Chris Chris on Jun 03, 2023

    Love the flowers too. The blog has been taken down that shows how to make them. Could you send the directions?

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