A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: You can get cheap (and legal! Wink) advertising by donating a challenge prize! Go here for more info.
Total Members: 303,169
Currently Running With Scissors:
665 Guests and 26 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1] 2 3  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Perfect Jeans From Scratch!  (Read 6496 times)
Tags for this thread: jeans  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
« on: September 03, 2009 10:45:09 PM »

So the new school year was looming over me this summer, and my only pair of jeans was about to fall apart, and I really didn't want to go jean shopping...so I made myself a pair!  First time making jeans (apart from the muslin for this pattern) and it went really smoothly!  I used the pattern from the book 'Sew U,' which comes with instructions for the whole process (including the fly, which was actually not too difficult!) as well as suggestions for alterations.  I did alter the pattern a bit--I made the legs straight instead of boot-cut, and when I made it in the jean fabric I ended up taking in the waist band and the yoke, which were too big, as well as taking in the thighs and taking up the crotch (there were weird wrinkles...but I fixed them!).  I used a zipper from an old pair of pants, a button and thread I had, and clearance jean fabric with 4% spandex that I got at fabric.com for a total of 11$ for this pair of pants.  I tested out a bunch of thread colors and ended up going with black thread, and a black upholstery thread for the topstitching.  The whole process went really smoothly and I finished them in two hectic days.  I've been wearing them around and they are super comfy! 

Well, enough blabbing, here are my photos!  Smiley

I love the button I used--it has little fruit on it!: 

This picture is to show the true color (the flash altered the color for the other pictures) as well as show my one problem with the jeans--I somehow forgot to prewash the interfacing!  >.<;  So yes, when I put the pants in the washer/dryer the waistband got wrinkly...oh well, you can't really tell when I'm wearing them and I usually wear long shirts anyways.  ;P  Oh, and I didn't add belt loops on purpose--I never wear belts and figured they would just add extra bulk. 

So, what do you guys think?


I'm looking to trade for kawaii Japanese fabric or cabochons!  PM me if you're interested!

Visit my etsy shop!   Cute girly clothing and accessories!  bydanalynn.etsy.com
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2009 11:06:14 PM »

I think they came out absolutely great!! And they fit perfectly! Well done!!  Wink

Offline Offline

Posts: 50
Joined: 28-Jun-2009

Angels and Eyeliner go to Hell hand in hand....

View Profile
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2009 03:21:53 AM »

Good job, nothing like a pair of jeans that are actually the right size, and yours look very fab too.
the armchair craftster
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2009 03:22:39 AM »

they look great and seem to fit you really well.
I've never had the nerve to try a pair of jeans, so I am a tad jealous too!  Grin
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2009 05:09:08 AM »

They came out really nice and the fit is awesome! Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked

Visit my new Etsy Pattern shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MisPrimerasPuntadas
Offline Offline

Posts: 101
Joined: 20-Nov-2003

making it up as we go

View Profile WWW
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2009 06:41:21 AM »

that's amazing!  and . . . it rocks.   Wink
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2009 09:11:26 AM »

They look really nice!
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2009 11:59:31 AM »

Wow, these look really amazing.  I've been scared of jeans, but I might just have to give them a try now!
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2009 12:51:53 PM »

nice! your courageous jump into jeans has paid off, they fit like a glove Smiley
« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2009 02:16:22 PM »

Wow, great jeans!  Those are fantastic on you!

I used to be strictly a yarn girl but now I'm teaching myself to sew.  Help! Smiley

My family's crafty blog: http://chimpsgomoo.wordpress.com
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] 2 3  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Fold Money into an Origami Shirt
How to Make an Origami Fish
How to Create an Origami Lily
How to Fold the Origami Crane
How to Create an Origami Pig
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Quilted Patchwork Basket
Craftster Quickies: How to Make Spooky Halloween Decorations
Craft Challenge #110 Announced - Halloween Costume Contest!

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.