September 5, 2013

TUTORIAL -- Blue Jean Pocketful

These are super easy and so fun to make!
You'll need a pair of Blue Jeans.
Silk flowers
Stiffy  Fabric Stiffener
Macrame Jute
A Crow, homemade or store bought
Hot glue
Floral Foam
Floral Moss
A Tag of some sort

Cut out the Pockets of your old Blue Jeans. Make sure you actually cut the material underneath and don't just tear off the outside of the pocket. Open up a Pocket and poor STIFFY fabric stiffener inside it and rub it all over the Pocket, inside and out. This is messy, which is why I didn't get a picture of it! After you have it saturated well, take some wax paper and ball it up; stuff it into the pocket. Lay down the pocket on some more wax paper and let it dry over night.
Get yourself a piece of Floral Foam and cut it to fit inside the Pocket. Add some Hot Glue to the inside of the Pocket and place your Foam down inside.
For my strap I've taken 3 strands of Macrame Jute and braided it.
Then I tie off both ends with a single knot, trim them, and Hot Glue to the inside edge of both sides of the Pocket.
I then apply a bit more Hot Glue to the top of the Foam and add some Floral Moss. 
Now comes the FUN part! The Floral Design! I was always taught to choose the tallest piece first and fill in around I did!
I started with my Crow, which I made from a pattern by Thread Bare Primitives. Cut a small hole in the crow, add a bit of Hot Glue, and add the dowel. I didn't paint the dowel this time but I usually do. The flowers cover it mostly so I wasn't concerned.
Fill in your flowers. Small ones amongst the large ones, please!
Finish it off by adding more Floral Moss around the edges where you can see gaps. Remember to add the Hot Glue first!
Add yourself a Tag and you have yourself a Super Cute Blue Jean Pocketful! Here's another one that I just finished last night!
This Tutorial is yours to share where you may. Just please Link my Blog to it!
As Always.....STAY TUNED!


Kim said...

How cute! Thanks for sharing :D

Robin said...

THIS is JUST ADORABLE> Love it. Robin.

cucki said...

so cuteeeeeeeeeeeeeeee xxxx

Colleen said...

That is so cute! Thanks for sharing with us. :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I made some jean pockets in the Spring. I need to make more for Fall decorations. I need more crows! heehee! Enjoy your week!

imsteelefullofscrap said...

I so knew on FB this is what u were making love it

Firecracker Kid said...

That's a cool craft! I think I would make mine really worn and grungy. Rustic, yeh that's the word I'm looking for. On an old piece of barn wood. By golly, I think I just might be able to do this. Thanks gal!


pamela stocker said...

enjoyed it lots thank you for sharing!!

pamela stocker said...

enjoyed it!! thank you for sharing it! what neat idea!