For our family the highlight of any camping trip is the time spent sitting around the fire roasting hotdogs and marshmallows. A good s'more is truly a treat. However, for me, keeping track of the roasting sticks is a problem. Plastic bags don't hold them well and tear quickly. And tying them together makes it difficult for the kids to get them out. So, before we headed out on our last camping trip I quickly whipped up a no-cost bag that works great. And, the best part? I made it from a pair of old jeans that were about to be thrown out. I like to re-use and re-purpose. Here's the step-by-step on how you can make a pant leg bag of your own.
Step 1: Supplies -
To make this little bag, you will need the following:
- Old jeans
- Sewing Machine (or lots of time to hand-sew)
- Safety pin
And, if you want to decorate your bag, which is optional, you will also need:
- Paint brush
- Foam Alphabet Stamps
Step 2: Measure and Cut
- Lay your jeans out flat and place your roasting stick on the pant leg.
- Measure about three inches above the top of the roasting stick and cut straight across.
Step 3: The Bottom
- Next, sew the bottom of your pant leg closed. You could turn the thing inside out and all that, but I didn't. I liked the hem of the jean showing. Also, the type of the stitch doesn't really matter, you could do a straight stitch or a zig-zag. I went for the zag, it was fancier.