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Jatoha
« on: September 14, 2009 09:53:35 AM »

I love Readymade magazine!  This month they have an issue on Fashion DIY.

My daughter loved the "Jean Therapy" project in there and we had to give it a try.

You rip open the side seams and then sew down strips of denim.  Then, you sew up the sides again.  She wanted to make them into skinny jeans while we were at it.

Here's the result:





She still wants to sandpaper some of the patches to make them a bit more worn.

As a funny aside, the magazine said this project would take about 5 hours and I scoffed!  "why we could get those done in an hour or two at the most!!"

Well, they took every bit of five hours, let me tell you!!  Cheesy

Here's a link to the article about making them: http://www.readymade.com/projects/patchworked_jeans


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Mibismogger
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2009 10:23:25 AM »

those are so cute, I may have to do this to a couple of my unloved jeans
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« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2009 11:36:03 AM »

Those are just adorable!  Are the denim strips left with the edges exposed to fray or are the edges turned under?  I can't tell from the picture.  I think either way would be great, though one would obviously be easier than the other.   Tongue  I think my tween girlies would love these and they'd be great for the youngest daughter to cover her worn knees.  I guess Kindergarteners sit on their knees all day.   Smiley
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Jatoha
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2009 03:38:56 PM »

Those are just adorable!  Are the denim strips left with the edges exposed to fray or are the edges turned under?  I can't tell from the picture.  I think either way would be great, though one would obviously be easier than the other.   Tongue  I think my tween girlies would love these and they'd be great for the youngest daughter to cover her worn knees.  I guess Kindergarteners sit on their knees all day.   Smiley

I tried to talk her into leaving some edges raw because I thought it would be easier too!!  But, she wanted them all turned under. 

I agree-- this would have been perfect for when my kids were younger to cover up worn spots in their pants and it would be so cute with different patterned fabric.
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threegirlsandaboy
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2009 06:46:56 PM »

Thanks for the info.  I thought they looked turned under, but I wasn't sure.  No wonder they took 5 hours.   Wink My "easy" projects always turn out to take WAY longer than they should!!   Tongue  I think I'm going to have to give these a try very soon!! 
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« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2009 07:01:19 PM »

I suddenly want a pair!
They look incredible; great job! Could you post a link? I can't find any Sad
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Jatoha
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2009 07:11:17 PM »

I suddenly want a pair!
They look incredible; great job! Could you post a link? I can't find any Sad

I looked, hoping that they would have it on their website, but they don't.  they have other projects, but not this one. Sad

It's in the August/September issue of readymade magazine, if that's any help-- sorry!
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Jatoha
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2009 07:12:38 PM »

WHOA,  hold your horses!! I DID find it!!! yay!

http://www.readymade.com/projects/article/patchworked_denim_jeans
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« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2009 07:25:09 PM »

Those are so cute:)
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« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2009 09:08:39 PM »

Wow! I think these came out way cuter than the photo on the project site. Nice work Smiley
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