When I was give 2 bags of kids jeans a couple of months ago, I knew we had to paint on them and the pockets were the key to the idea. In the process of cutting the jeans up I had lots of legs that became small carry bags--something that was also a hot item to use.
We used fabric paints and stamps to do the designs. Some of the kids used paintbrushes to embellish or create their own designs. We used the belt loops to run cord through for hanging or punched holes in the tops for the cord. To make the legs usable we hot glued the bottom edge closed.