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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Old Jeans to New Skirt!

First things first. . . find your old, worn out, favorite pair of jeans.
We're gonna make it into a cute little pencil skirt!

Figure out how long you want your skirt to be and cut your jeans off about two inches longer.
Next cut along the inner leg seams. If you want your skirt a bit roomer you can rip out the seams rather than cut it.
Now, turn them inside out. We're going to cut out the crotch areas.
(Can I say crotch? Does that make this a PG-13 blog now?)

Put the side seams together. Now we have two crotch areas to cut out. Using a straight edge, mark a straight line in the front from right under the zipper to the bottom of the skirt. Make a straight line in the back. Now cut along the lines you drew.
That's the hardest part of the whole thing. It only gets easier from here.
Now sew together the front, and then the back. Make sure to re-enforce it a few times to make it good and sturdy.
Last step is your hem along the bottom. Fold up an inch, then fold over again.
Hem, iron if necessary (it was for me) . . .
. . . Then wear! (Please ignore the bad pic and the dust on my mirror.)
Now you've got a cute pencil skirt that flatters your butt just like it did when it was your fav pair of jeans!

18 comments:

Judy said...

So cute! I think I will have to try this with some pairs I have waiting to be made into something new.

Sarah said...

Love it! Super Cute :-) I adore handmade items. They're so original. I love homemade altogether!

http://livingonhomemade.blogspot.com

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

So cute and clever! And to think, I was going to BUY denim and make a pencil skirt! So glad I found you.

Kaysi said...

Super super cute!!

Jen said...

What a great way to re-make old jeans into something fun!

Remodelaholic said...

I love this, I really need some pencil skirts, and I bet this would work with any color of pants... I might just have to try it out.

Thanks for the inspiration!

JHill said...

Awesome! I wonder if I could do this with some maternity jeans!

Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party!

L ~DIY Diva~ said...

very cute!

come join my link party: Make my style Mondays

~L~
DIY fashion @ AvidAccents.blogspot

Fawnda said...

Very cool! Great job! :)

LuckyStarHeather said...

So cute! I think I'm going to have to make one of these :)

Thanks for inspiring us at Lucky Star Lane!

Lori said...

WOW! That's a great idea..

Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday at Life As Lori. Please join me next week for another great party.

Laura said...

This is so cute! I'm hosting a blog party on Saturday and I'd love it if you linked up! http://www.iamalongfortheride.blogspot.com

gnee said...

I want a denim skirt for summer. Thanks for this great step-by-step idea!

Teena said...

this looks great - I want to try it when I get the chance! <3

Stacey @ Fun to Craft said...

Cute idea. I am definitely going to try this. I have 2 pairs of jeans that I could use. Thanks for linking up.

Teena said...

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Living Creatively said...

Super cute!!! And easy!
I'm on a skirt kick right now. This is the perfect next project.
Thank you!

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