Introduction: Ninja Utility Pouch
A Great way to hold your Ninja tools and get rid of old jeans. Beware! some aptitude for sewing is required, if hand stitched, then lots and lots of time (and Patience) is required.
Step 1: Gathering the Materials
1. Old pair of jeans
2. Sewing kit/machine
3. Good pair of scissors
4. Velcro/ Buttons
6. Utility Knife
Step 2: Cutting the Jeans
Start by making an incision below the rear pocket leaving several inches of material. Cut around the pocket, again leaving several inches of material. Hereby referred to as piece one
Cut up enough material with the same width as the pocket and about an inch taller. Hereby referred to as piece two
Cut another piece with the same width as the other two. The height needs to be enough so that the top part can be folded with your desired length for the flap*. Also, the top needs to be about an inch wider then the width piece one/two. the piece is now known as piece three
*I didn't have enough denim to create a long enough top part. Yours should be long enough so that, when folded, it will be the proper size for your flap
Step 3: The First Stitches
Start by folding piece 2 so that it is now same height as piece 1*.
Line piece 2 up with piece 3, from the bottom, and secure with staples**.
Stitch piece 2 to piece 3 only along the top of the fold. The fold should be facing piece 3.
*The height of the pocket not including the extra material.
** Needless to say, remove staples after stitch is made. Also, a larger needle was used for the picture, use a needle that is appropriate
Step 4: Creating the Flap
Fold the outer edges of the top part of piece three in.
Next, fold the top in half and secure with staples.
Finally, fold the bottom edge in as well and stitch along the perimeter.
Step 5: The Belt Loops
First, carefully remove the belt loops from the pants with a razor by cutting the existing stitches
Second, take a strip of denim and place it between piece 2 and 3 where you want to place the belt loops. Make sure it is tall and wide enough to be included in the stitching.
Finally, place the belt loops in position on the back of piece 3 and secure with a staple, then stitch*
*The stitches should not run through piece 2
Step 6: 1st Piece
Fold the extra denim on top of the first piece so that it is even with the top of the pocket and then fold again and secure; then stitch 2 lines, one at the top and one at the bottom.
The first picture of the finished product is from behind and the second is from the front
Step 7: Attaching Piece 2 & 3 to Piece 1
Start by lining up the pieces then fold the side flaps over and secure.
Stitch along both lines of existing stitches on the pocket making sure that pieces 2 & 3 are included in both sets of stitches.
Do this for both sides
Step 8: Attaching Piece 2 & 3 to Piece 1 (Continued)
Fold the two bottom flaps (you should have made these flaps earlier) as you did the side flaps. Do not fold the bottom in yet.
Cut any excess material off.
You can use a double stitch like you did with the sides or a single stitch in the middle of the existing stitches on the pocket.
Step 9: Attaching Piece 2 & 3 to Piece 1 (Final)
If you don't have any holes near the bottom of your pocket, then follow the instructions for sewing the sides to sew the bottom. There should be 2 pockets created when the bottom is stitched.
If you do have holes, are about to have holes, or want extra security then follow these steps.
Fold the bottom flap up enough so that you have room to stitch above the holes, then fold down and back, then secure.
Stitch two rows like you did with the sides. You may have to guess where the existing stitches are.
Finally, stick your hand inbetween the first pocket and the outside and stitch a line. Repeat with the back only your hand should be in the rear pocket.
Step 10: Attaching the Velcro/Buttons
Velcro is easy and is a great securing method. Just line-up and stitch. If you want stealth, then use buttons. You can also remove the zipper from the pants and use that if you desire.
Step 11: Final Touches
As a final measure, you can secure all frayed edges with a buttonhole stitch (As seen between the red and yellow lines). Also, You can follow the same method to secure the side flaps as was done to help strengthen the bottom flap (As seen between the two yellow lines).
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