Tuesday, April 16, 2013

A Quick Denim Gift Pocket

I promised a quick gift pocket for the heart jeans fob that I posted yesterday.  Here it is!

I made this pocket from a scrap of denim.  I always save worn, torn jeans to use for patching or crafting.  More for crafting than patching!!!!

My scrap is cut 4 1/4 x 9" with curved edges for the flap. That's only because my denim piece was irregular at that edge!  The edge could be left square.  I used a dull pinking shears to cut the edges.  Consequently, ragged pinked edges!  I layered the buttons to get both silver and red together.  The red button has a flaw in it.  With the silver buttons over it, that's hidden!  The cord I used is actually a cotton blend yarn.  I often find fibers in the yarn department.  Cotton yarns are great for crafting and pretty reasonable when you consider the amount of yardage in a ball or skein of yarn!

The "stitching" is faux!  I used a Ranger White Opaque Pen to make dashes along the edges.  The only sewing is to make one stitch through the denim to fasten the button.  I used a large needle to thread the cord through the front of the flap and back up.  Then I threaded the short end of the cord up through a button hole and back through the other hole.  I knotted the cord between the button and the denim.  Both ends of the cord are on the top of pocket.  That's so it will wrap around the pocket to hold it closed.
Here you see the one stitch through the flap to hold the button.  That step could be skipped.  The cord could be threaded through the button and knotted in back.  Then the button glued to the flap!  An option for anyone who doesn't sew at all!  You can see the "stitches" all along the edges.  I've glued the sides together with Fabri-Tac glue.  This glue sets up quickly and holds fabric well!

I've left the cord with one short end and enough long cord to wrap around the pocket twice plus warp around the button. I knotted each cord end.

To close the pocket, I wrapped the long cord across the back and back to the front, around the button and then back the same direction.  Going back across the back, up to the front and loop around the button. Ta Da!  Closed!  So easy!  Make this with any scrap of fabric!  The size can be varied to fit the gift.

Happy creating!

  • Denim fabric scrap
  • Buttons Galore & More - Red Button
  • Beacon Adhesives - Fabri-Tac glue
  • Ranger White Opaque Pen
  • Silver Buttons
  • Natural Cotton Yarn

1 comment:

Betsy said...

I love this idea! It is great for a gift card for a teenager!