Beth from Renegade Seamstress shares a tutorial over at eHow showing how to make a recycled denim basket, with no sewing required. The entire basket is made from recycled denim, most of it being the thick flat felled side seams rolled into coils. She uses it as an Easter basket, with the threads from the jeans as the soft Easter grass, but I think it would be pretty to sit out on a table year round. Go to eHow to find her tutorial on eHow.
[photo from Renegade Seamstress]