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
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
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
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
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
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
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)
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 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.