Transform an old pair of jeans into a handy tool pouch
Time:1 hour Skill level: Intermediate Materials: Old pair of jeans Scraps of pretty fabric Patterned 25mm bias binding Sharp pair of scissors 1. Begin by cutting your old jeans in half, down both leg seams. 2. Take the back half and cut a curved edge around the bottom to form your apron. Use the photo as a guide. 3. Take the bias binding and sew around the bottom raw edge of your apron to make the edges nice and neat. 4. Cut a strip of fabric to fit across the width of one pocket. On both long sides of your strip turn a 5mm (¼in) seam allowance to the wrong side of the fabric and press. Fold in half and sew all three open edges close the edge. 5. Place your strip on top of the pocket and sew just the edges the pocket edges. Sew the middle of your strip to the jeans so that you create a handy holder for secateurs. 6. If you want to add more decoration, cut out another piece of fabric to cover your pocket. Give a 5mm seam allowance on all sides then sew directly on to the pocket. When you get the top edge make sure you only sew the fabric to the pocket and not the apron otherwise you will sew the pocket shut. 7. To make the apron ties, cut two 80x7.5cm (30x3in) pieces of denim from the legs of your jeans. On both sides of the length of the tie, turn 5mm (¼in) seam allowances to the wrong side of the fabric and press. Fold in half lengthwise and sew all three open edges close to the edge. Sew the second apron tie the same way. 8. Sew the ties to the edges of your apron to finish.