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« on: November 07, 2005 03:28:29 PM »

I am sure this is not original. I made it a while ago when I got the idea off another craft board, I forget which one, so I can't properly thank whoever's idea it was. I altered the original design by changing the pocket size and adding some extra pockets and putting on my collection of pins. I also chose not to put glitter or anything on it because I wanted it to look like a normal pair of pants on the wall when people walk into my room, heh.

I also use the main part of the pants at the top as a pocket for some of my bigger stuff like pieces of fabric and knitting needles. That's my knitted-plastic bag I'm working on sticking out of the top. The smaller pockets I use for beads and my glue gun and candles and ribbons and stuff. I have more craft stuff somewhere so I'm thinking of somehow making a shirt to hold things, and then thumbtacking it above the jeans Smiley

Anyways, I've never entered a craft challenge on here so I just wanted to enter it for fun Smiley

and here's a close-up of one of the pockets

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« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2005 04:43:27 PM »

Wow, that's awesome!  Right now the majority of my crafting supplies are in shoe boxes.  This is way cooler.

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« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2005 05:57:44 PM »

that's great starblossom, I like how it could be mistaken for a normal pair of pants but it most certainly isn't.  How did you sew the pockets?  Is there a hidden lining inside or what? 
Hakue, most of my stuff is in shoe boxes too heheh.  why are shoe boxes the perfect storage place?

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« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2005 06:00:51 PM »

ooh its pretty... great idea.
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« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2005 12:14:57 AM »

Functional and decorative, I like it!

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« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2005 05:37:26 PM »

I like it!  I haven't seen it before.  It's a great idea for a craft room.  (Hmm... if only I had my own craft room...)

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« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2005 09:58:11 PM »

Thanks! Smiley

The pockets are really easy. I am terrible with sewing but I managed to do this. You just choose where you want your first pocket (I made mine an inch or so below the lining of the regular pockets so as not to cut them short). Then cut a slit in the first layer of jeans, but not the second layer. Choose how deep and wide you want the pocket to be, and then sew the two layers of jean together where you want the pocket to end. I just sewed mine basically to the edge of the pants so I wouldn't have to sew the sides of the pocket to keep things from falling through. Then you just repeat down the rest of the leg, on both legs.

Don't know if I explained that too well. Just ask if you have more questions Smiley

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« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2006 06:10:00 PM »

those are sweet. i keep all my crafty stuff hidden in a closet with all these empty racks. maybe i could make several of those and just hang the jeans on hangers? cute idea!

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