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Super cute and eco friendly plant pouches to adorn any porch or fence!
How cute are these? Seriously? How fun would it be to see a bunch of these hanging from a chain link fence?

Posted by Cynthia S. Published See Cynthia S.'s 7 projects »
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  • How to sew a fabric planter. Hanging Plant Pouch Tutorial - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather or purchase old wool sweaters.

  • How to sew a fabric planter. Hanging Plant Pouch Tutorial - Step 2
    Step 2

    Toss them into the washer. Wash the sweaters using really hot water and a little bit of laundry detergent and start the washer.

  • How to sew a fabric planter. Hanging Plant Pouch Tutorial - Step 3
    Step 3

    Check on the sweaters every 10 minutes or so. You don't want the sweaters to over-felt and become super thick.

  • How to sew a fabric planter. Hanging Plant Pouch Tutorial - Step 4
    Step 4

    Hang the sweaters out to dry or lay them flat on towels. This could take a good day or so!

  • How to sew a fabric planter. Hanging Plant Pouch Tutorial - Step 5
    Step 5

    Next, cut out a portion of the sweater that measures roughly 6 x 15 inches.

  • How to sew a fabric planter. Hanging Plant Pouch Tutorial - Step 6
    Step 6

    Overlap the seam and whip stitch it together with a large eye needle and yarn. Machine stitch across the bottom seam, then add a running stitch to the bottom of the pouch.

  • How to sew a fabric planter. Hanging Plant Pouch Tutorial - Step 7
    Step 7

    Embellish the pouch with hanging buttons or dotted with buttons all over the pouch.

  • How to sew a fabric planter. Hanging Plant Pouch Tutorial - Step 8
    Step 8

    Cut a length of steel wire approximately 24 inches long. Poke the ends of the wire into the sides of the pouch and twist together. Make sure the wire is secured about an inch down from the top of the pouch.

  • How to sew a fabric planter. Hanging Plant Pouch Tutorial - Step 9
    Step 9

    Snip small holes into the bottom of a sandwich bag. I really like the ones that have the extra heavy zip lock tops. Makes it easy to add the soil and the plant.

  • How to sew a fabric planter. Hanging Plant Pouch Tutorial - Step 10
    Step 10

    Fill the bag with potting soil, and then slip the bag into the pouch just to make sure it fits. Take the bag out of the pouch and pot your pony pack plant or two.

  • How to sew a fabric planter. Hanging Plant Pouch Tutorial - Step 11
    Step 11

    Slip the potted bag back into the pouch and arrange the stems and flowers around the wire hanger. Hang and display anywhere you'd like!

    Note: You can water the plant while it's still in the pouch if you have them displayed outside. Excess water will just drip out the bottom, though some water will get absorbed into the wool.

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