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Step 3: Sewing the Planter

 Materials needed for this step: Clothing Article (pants), Cutting Utensils, needle and thread. 

The bottoms and raw edges of each section need to be sewn so that when it is filled up, everything stays put.


Don't be afraid to sew weak areas a few times over in high stress areas of the fabric to make sure that they are strong enough to keep in all of the soil. I strongly recommend using fishing line for thread as it holds up well against the elements.

When sewing everything into the correct shape, it is important to fold in the edges especially where the fabric is fraying. This will prevent the rips and tears from getting larger because it will lower the stress the area receives. So the key here is reenforce and stitch into place.


For this demonstration, a thick thread was chosen and sewn in using a simple stitch. Feel free to use more decorative or elaborate stitching. Anything works as long as it holds the clothing together.

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Where does the overflow of the water go? Into the material. Wouldn't this cause mold behind the planter hanging?
Looks great!
Love this idea!<br>I've been thinking about doing micro-greens and this would be a cool way- I think I would put the leg length wise though- cut slits for the plants (and use fray check or something like that on the edges.<br>I like some of the liner showing.- why not let a bit show- gives it some pop!<br>I think I'll go look for a plastic shower curtain -(on sale of course- ) when I do this.<br><br>An other way you could hang this is to add grommets at the top- (or put in buttonholes?)<br>Anyway- very cool-<br>Thanks for a great instructable.

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