An old pair of denim jeans, no matter how tattered and torn, can be recycled. Try these ideas with your kids to create one-of-a kind denim pocket T-shirts.
Step 1: Cut out the back pocket of a pair of blue jeans, cutting along the edge where the pants layer meets the pocket. Cut very close to the pocket top-stitching without cutting the pocket. At the top opening of the pocket, allow an extra inch of fabric above the pocket.
Step 2: Pin this pocket to the front of a cotton T-shirt. Fold under the extra fabric at the top of the pocket and top-stitch in place. Then, top-stitch around the pocket on the sides and bottom, using the existing pocket top-stitching as a guide. Sew on buttons or, using fabric paint, decorate as you like.
Step 3: Iron the T-shirt. Tuck an antique lace or floral hankie in the pocket and the shirt is ready to wear. For young children, tuck in a mini-troll doll.
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