May Day Pocket Full of Posies


  • Old blue jeans with pockets
  • Ribbon in color of choice, 3/8”, 18” length per pocket
  • Miscellaneous scrap items: fabric, felt, buttons, pearls, ribbons, jewelry, etc.
  • Silk flowers


  • Fabric paint
  • Needle and thread (optional)
  • Adhesives: thick craft glue, glue gun and glue sticks

Basic Supplies

scissors, ruler, pinking shears



  • 1. Adult supervision is needed when using a glue gun.


  • 1. To cut out pocket, use pinking shears to cut jeans approximately 3/8” from sides and bottom of pocket and 1-1/4” to 1-1/2” from top of pocket. See photo.
  • 2. For hanging loop, adhere each end of 18” length ribbon to top corners of pocket. Adhere (or sew) buttons to top of each hanging loop end.
  • 3. Referring to photo as guide, decorate front of pocket as desired using miscellaneous scraps and fabric paint. To create heart and butterfly shapes, refer to Figure 1.
  • 4. Fill pocket with silk flowers.
by Vicki Felix
Pocket Full of Posies
Pocket Full of Posies Butterflies Pocket
Butterflies Pocket Buttons/Cameo Pocket
Buttons/Cameo Pocket Heart Pocket
Heart Pocket Fig. 1
Fig. 1