Denim Pocket Organizer

Repurpose old, worn out jeans into these cute denim pocket organizers for a fun way to keep your things in order!
By  Valerie Ott 

size varies


  • Embroidery hoops in various sizes
  • Old jeans


  • Spray paint in color of choice
  • Fabric chalk
  • Sharp scissors

basic supplies

  • Newspaper or drop cloth

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Project Instructions

1. Separate outer and inner rings of embroidery hoops. Lay outer rings with screws on newspaper or drop cloth in a well-ventilated area and spray paint; let dry.

2. Place outer ring with jean pocket centered in the hoop and lightly mark 1” all the way around the ring with fabric chalk. Cut out marked circle using sharp scissors. Make sure there aren’t any rivets on the jeans that will prevent the fabric from being sandwiched between embroidery hoops.

3. Place cut denim pocket between inner and outer rings and screw embroidery hoops together until everything is nice and tight. Cut away excess denim from the back.