Step 5: Front pockets
Cut out and save the front pockets. There are two ways to do this. You can flip the jeans inside out and lay the pocket flat, Cut the fabric in a rectangle, about an inch from the end of the pocket. Cut through the side hip seam, the cut following the seam to the waist. This leaves a flat square pocket that can be sewn onto anything. These large pockets make a great addition to a crafting apron.
You can also remove the decorative fifth pocket, on jeans that have them, but in so doing you sacrifice the larger pocket.