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Recycled Jeans Locker Organizer

This Recycled Jeans Organizer is a fun way for teens to combine their creative side with their eco friendly side and create the perfect locker organizer. You can fuze the elements or use this project as a beginning sewing project.

Trivia: In 1853, Levi Strauss had canvas made into waist overalls. Subsequently he substituted a twilled cotton cloth from France that we now know as denim.


Fabric Fusion® Permanent Fabric Adhesive
Buttons for decoration
Rick-rack trim
Box of large paper clips
Ribbon of choice
2 to 4 pairs of used jeans with various sized pockets
12” Wooden ruler


1. Cut around pockets from old jeans and set aside.

2. Use fabric from one denim pants leg to create the body of your organizer. Cut to desired size allowing for a half-inch seam allowance around all edges. Make sure the finished width of organizer matches your wooden ruler length.

3. Fold all raw edges over to the backside and adhere with Fabric Fusion. Use large paper clips to hold seams in place until dry.

4. Use Fabric Fusion to adhere reserved jeans pockets onto organizer body. Lay flat until dry.

5. Cut trims and rick rack to fit width of organizer. Where desired, apply trims and rick rack to organizer with Fabric Fusion. Let dry.

6. Cut four lengths of ribbon to create loops for hanging. Make sure loops will accommodate wooden ruler. Secure to back of organizer with Fabric Fusion. Let dry.

7. Hang finished organizer from wooden ruler inserted through ribbon loops.

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2 thoughts on
“Recycled Jeans Locker Organizer”

  1. Lori Jones says:

    How do you hang this in a locker?

    1. Betty Bose says:

      In reviewing the craft, I would think you could glue strong magnets to the back of the ruler but you could contact the contributor at http://www.ilovetocreate.com/ProjectDetails.aspx?name=Jean-ious+Pocket+Organizer to see how they attached it. Not sure if locker has something for the ruler to sit on. It’s been a long time since I was in school. LOL Thank you for your comment. I’ll be interested in the response.

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