Denim Multipurpose Organizer – A2Z April Blogging Challenge 2014

This project had been lying around in the cans for quite a while. By now, all of you must know that I am the biggest procrastinator ever. I hadn’t cut out the pocket bits, but I had ripped an old jeans apart in the hopes of turning it into a useful organizer.

Happy to say that the project is now complete thanks to A-to-Z Blogging Challenge.

DOut came my sewing machine again, my scissors, the tape, just about everything that has to do with sewing.

I didn’t know sewing until six months ago. Both, my mother-in-law and youtube have been instrumental in teaching me whatever little I do know about sewing.

Then I got hooked. (Pun intended)

I didn’t know sewing would be so satisfying to me until I actually got the hang of it. Now even though I still have a lot to learn, I have already made a couple of quilts, pillow covers, clothes for my kids, barbie clothes, and a toothbrush organizer.

This denim thing was lying around because I was afraid I was going to mess it all up. Finally for this challenge, I worked up the nerve.

Here you go:

denim organizerStep-by-step:

  1. First I opened the stitches of one side of the leg of the jeans. I then cut out a rectangular piece of cloth. I hemmed it all the way round.
  2. Next I cut up the pockets of the jeans to use them as they were. All I had to do was to sew them in place.
  3. I had two pockets, which left me with two blank spaces. I cut up two more pieces of rectangles, and made two different styles of pockets on the organizer.
  4. The lower left pocket is my favorite one. Alas I can’t explain how I did it. I guess I’ll someday have to do a video tutorial to explain it.

The last step is to attach the whole thing to a square piece of plywood.

And there, the organizer’s ready!

If sewing this sounds too daunting for you, sweat not ladies and gentlemen. I do have another denim-based tutorial coming up, which is cuter.

Watch out for this space.

Happy DIYing!!!

Please note, there are some other blogs that I love and I’d like to share, but unable to link to them on my phone. Will post the same at night πŸ™‚



This post has been written for the A to Z Blogging Challenge.

Also linking it to the
Ultimate Blog Challenge


57 thoughts on “Denim Multipurpose Organizer – A2Z April Blogging Challenge 2014

  1. This is truly wonderful Gauri. I hope I can actually make all these lovely things one day πŸ™‚ Keep it coming!!

  2. Your post makes me nostalgic. I used to do a lot of stitching along time ago, I used to delight in stitching my own salwar-kameez as well. This organizer looks something good to look at and also useful.

  3. Haha you know just few days back I found a tear in my fav pair of Jealous jeans. Coincidence, you can call it πŸ™‚ Now maybe I can put to use my tattered jeans πŸ˜‰

  4. How can someone be so creative :O am going to bookmark your blog and try to learn few things by the end of this challenge πŸ˜‰

    • Arey i have the most simple and basic sewing machine. i turn the wheel with my right hand and hold the cloth with my left hand πŸ™‚ it belongs to my ma-in-law

  5. Pingback: A to Z April Blogging Challenge 2014 All Posts | Mind Brew

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