Make Denim Belts With Pockets With Your Old Jeans

2 Materials
30 Minutes

Learn how to transform your old jeans into fashionable denim belts with pockets.

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In this post, I'll show you how to make 2 denim pocket belts.

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Let's start with the simple belt.

Step 1: Remove the belt tabs and waistband

Step 2: Cut out the pockets with a 1/2" seam allowance a the top of the belt

Step 3: Sew the pockets to the waistband

Step 4: Flip the pockets over and tack the sides

Let's move on to the fringe belt tutorial.

Step 1: Remove the belt tabs and waistband

Step 2: Cut out the pockets with a 5" panel below the pocket and 1/2" seam allowance at the top.

Step 3: Cut 3/8" fringe below the pockets

Step 4: Make larger fringe

Cut 12" panels from the legs and mark a 1/2" seam allowance at the top. Cut 3/8" fringe up to the seam allowance

Step 5: Sew the waistband and pockets to the waistband

Lay out the fringe and pockets. I overlapped the fringe with the outer edge of the pocket by 2 inches. Sew everything together at the bottom edge of the waistband.

The back of this belt is just as dramatic as the front!

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Suggested materials:
  • Old jeans
  • Matching rhead

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