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Do you have a lot of worn-out jeans? Don’t throw them out just yet! With this tutorial by wandee easy sewing on Youtube, you will learn how to sew a circle tray from old denim and fabrics. It’s super cute and useful too! Watch the video below for detailed instructions.
Press the 2 1/2″ x 6″ fusible interfacing on the back of the denim rectangle of the same size. Next, fold the sides toward the center then fold it again in half. Sew it on both edges. Do the same with the other piece.
Arrange 12 pieces of denim squares in a row. Make another one for a total of 2 rows. Sew each row together with a 1/4″ seam allowance. Press the seams open, then trim it so it will be a 2″ x 16 3/4″ strip. Place 2 pieces of 2″ x 16 3/4″ denim strips on both sides of the patchwork. Sew, press, and topstitch. Next, iron the fusible interfacing and stitch on the polyester fiber sheet. Sew the label on the middle of the denim strip. Do the same process for the other patchwork. Place them right sides together then sew on both edges. Mark the midpoints.
Trace a 10 1/4″ circle on a large scrap of old jeans and cut with a 1/4″ allowance. Press the round fusible interfacing on the back. Next, glue the polyester fiber sheet and sew it around. Mark the center.
Sew the rectangular lining together then sew it on the round lining but make sure to leave an opening.
Sew the round bottom to the patchwork unit. Measure and mark 1″ from the midpoint on each side on the top edges, then sew the handles on the marks.
Place the denim tray inside the lining and sew on the edge with a 1/4″ seam allowance. Flip it right side out from the opening then sew it to close. Stitch the edges with a 1/4″ seam allowance.