by sewfrenzie 10 Mar 2012

I hope these directions are easy enough to follow. I have never written out directions for something before & Hope these are clear enough for you.


One large pair of jeans works most of the time.
Cut the following pieces:
2 pieces 12"x10" front and back
2 pieces 10"x8" for sides
1 piece 12"x8" for bottom
2 pieces 16"x7" for front and back pockets
2 pieces 3"x18" for handles
1 piece 40"x2" for trim around top of bag
2 pieces 16"x2" trim for front and back pockets
1 piece of cross stitch plastic cut to about 11 ½ “X7 ½ “ for inside bottom

First lay your pockets out on the front of back piece and iron in your creases for the pockets. This gives you and approximate size for the embroidery design area. Next embroider your designs on the pockets.
To embroider the pockets from the back of the jeans (if you use that for the sides) you will need to take the pocket off, embroider it than reattach it to the side panels.
Okay now that you have the embroidering done, it times to put the bag together.
First attach the 2 front and back pockets, one to the front piece, one to the back piece along the 12” length of the 12”X10” pieces.
Next Sew the 12” length of the front pocket the 12” length of the bottom, repeat for the back side.
Now sew one of the sides to the 8” edge of the bottom and up the sides on either side. Do the same with the other side piece.
Sew your handles wrong sides together and turn right side out, now attach them so they hang into the bag with the seam against the inside of the bag. That way the seam will not be facing out when you are done.
Fold your 40” trim in half and stitch one side down to the bag than fold it over the edge and stitch it down again so you have a trimmed edge, Now fold the handles so the are up and Do a “X” stitch to secure them in and make them stronger.
Place plastic cross stitch piece inside bottom of bag to make it sturdier.
You are now done.


by 580406 12 Mar 2012

thank you so much

by carolvm 12 Mar 2012

Thank you so much. It's time for me to start gathering my macadamias. I can embroider something nutty on it. That's perfect- a nut bag for a nut. Thanks again, Carol

by jacquipaul 12 Mar 2012

Great job; great instructions and great response! We'll all have garden bags now!

by blueeyedblonde 12 Mar 2012

Thank you. I had already d/l a picture of the bags and thought I'd be able to figure something out, but you have made it easy. Thanks.

by tinfriend 12 Mar 2012

Thank you!

by hogfan 11 Mar 2012

I think you did a great job with the instructions . I was hoping you would post them now I am off to make one Thanks!

by tracypullen 11 Mar 2012

Thanks for posting the instructions. Reading through, it sounds clear. You did good.

by capoodle 11 Mar 2012

Thank you for the instructions. Many of us has pants/jeans that could be used to make your bag. I love pockets and your bag with eight pockets is pretty neat.

by chenille 11 Mar 2012

Love this ! Thanks so much for sharing!!
Hugs, Nadyne

by devon 11 Mar 2012

Thanks for sharing.

by drgwn 11 Mar 2012

AWESOME! Thank you for posting this! Now just need a little time.

by sdrise 11 Mar 2012

Thank You!! Suzanne

by terriweistra 11 Mar 2012

Thank you for sharing your pattern. Having grown out of my jeans :) I will definitely be making this lovely gardening bag :)

by lawmedassistant 11 Mar 2012

Thank you very much for sharing with all of us. It was very generous to let all of know just how to make your garden bag. Hugs and Flowers!

by vero28 11 Mar 2012

Thank you very much for providing us with your model and have devoted a little of your time to write and send.

by noah 11 Mar 2012

Thanks Hugs carolyn

by ssampsel 10 Mar 2012

what a great recycle project. i love to use old jeans for new things! thank you.

by bumblebee 10 Mar 2012

Thank You!

by dino 10 Mar 2012

Fantastic! Thank you so very much for doing this for all of us.

by drro 10 Mar 2012

Thanks; this is adorable and so clever!

by barbara68 10 Mar 2012

thank you very much!

by askmcv 10 Mar 2012

What a great way to recycle! Fantastic idea! Thank you for taking the time to share your intructions :)

by shuede 10 Mar 2012

This is so cute! Thanks for taking the time to write and share the directions! Denise

by lilylady 10 Mar 2012

Thank You, didn't ask for it, but sure like it.