Learning how to make a skirt out of jeans is simple, even if you're new to the world of sewing. You don't have to worry about making any specific measurements, other than your skirt length. You also don't have to learn how to use patterns or calculate your size because your denim skirt will be the same waist size as your jeans. If you've been looking for a fun project, look no further.
Find Your Denim Skirt Supplies
To create your own denim skirt from jeans, you'll just need a few simple supplies. You'll need an old pair of jeans, a seam ripper, scissors and sewing machine. You should load your sewing machine with dark blue thread so that your stitches don't compete with the original stitches on the jeans. Make sure your jeans are clean before you begin.
Take Apart The Jeans
In order to transform your jeans into a skirt, you'll need to remove the separate legs and turn them into one solid area. You can use a seam ripper to take apart the legs. Working slowly, remove all of the stitches on the inner seam of both legs. By the time you're finished, you'll have the start of your skirt.
Pin The Jeans To Prepare For Sewing
Once you've taken apart all the seams, you need to pin the jeans to prepare them for sewing. Cut the legs to the length you'd like and make sure you leave an inch for the hem. Flip the pants inside out. Pin the two front sides of the pants together. Leave a one inch seam to sew along. Along the crotch area of the jeans, you have a few different options. You can fold it inward and then cut off the excess, or you can sew it flat against the skirt. There's no benefit to either method-it just depends on your personal preference.
Sew Your Skirt
After pinning your skirt completely, it's time to sew. You should sew down the pinned seam and then make another stitch on the hem itself to prevent fraying. You can use a pink-and-stitch hem to minimize fraying by using pinking shears on the inner part of the hem. Repeat this on both sides of the skirt.
After hemming the two vertical seams, you need to hem the bottom edge of the skirt. Use the pink-and-stitch hem or a rolled hem for this part of the process. Stitch the hem or, if you prefer a more frayed look, just leave the hem open, and let it fray naturally.
Once you're done, be sure to press the new hems, and then try on the skirt to see how you like it.
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