How to Make a Bedside Pocket Organizer from Old Jeans

This tutorial is all about how I used some of those back pockets to make a bedside pocket organizer each for my two sons.


– pockets from old jeans – Fabric strip – Length of Ribbon – Fabric Scraps for embellishment (optional) – Iron on Interfacing (heavy/firm)

Step 1: Cut Out your Pockets

For these two bedside pocket organizers I used two pockets each and I ended up using two matching pockets for each organizer too.

Step 2: Sew Pockets Together

Line them up right sides together, trim edges so that the surrounding denim is the same length and sew.

Step 3: Add Top Fabric

Next find a strip of fabric that is the same width across as your finished pocket panel and about 5-6? high.

Step 4: Interfacing

If you want your bedside pocket organizer to be functional you need to give it some stability. This is what the interfacing is for.

Step 5: Prepare your Ties

This Bedside Pocket Organizer is attached to a bed by either tying it onto the bed slats or the side panel of your bed. To do this I used ribbon.

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