What can you make with an old pair of jeans?

Every kid's closet has them: Blue jeans ripped in the knees, outgrown in a flash, or too beloved to trash. What can you do with a pair of faded old blues?

If you're not handing them down or donating them, why not recycle them? Denim is one of the most versatile materials around. And just like jeans, crafts made from denim come in countless variations.
Gadget Pouch and Pencil Pocket are simple to make and help kids keep track of their stuff, just in time for school.

The Gadget Pouch
Holds cell phones, iPods and house keys, and fits easily into a backpack or binder.