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In honor of the release of our new video, Recycle Denim Jeans, we are sharing tips for working with denim all week long. Our biggest advice about working with recycled denim is to NEVER throw away the back pockets. You can use them for so many things - they are fun and functional. On this version of the Grab & Go Tote we patch-worked different colors of denim together for this purse and then added a (carefully) cut off pocket to the back of the bag, creating a simple perfect pocket.
The back pockets of jeans are perfectly sized for cell phones, sunglasses, keys - just about anything you want to store! Our Pieced Stool will keep your remote handy for you...
While our Take-Two Tech Pouch can carry your iPad and a notebook. One of the fun things about using recycled pockets is searching out the different varieties. Each denim brand will feature a different style pocket, with different shapes and stitching details. The pocket below came off of a pair of painters pants.
If you save your pockets you can add them to your cotton projects, like we did to the Sleek Stash Bag, which adds a surprise design element to your project.
Don't overlook the front pockets of your jeans – they can be put to use as well! Our Chic Bucket Bag features both the front and back pockets and is super functional with lots of storage.
See more fun projects using recycled denim in our new video Recycle Denim Jeans and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube account!