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« on: November 25, 2006 01:34:44 PM »

hi. i was wondering if anybody could give me the tutorial to make a skirt made out of a pair of jeans?
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« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2006 05:42:54 AM »

Sure, Im not sure I can do pics but I can explain.

Just give me a minute
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« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2006 06:03:13 AM »

I will try to get pics,but basically:

WARING: DOES NOT WORK WITH SKINNY JEANS!!!

1. Cut Your jeans a bit higher than the knee for a mini skirt, and cut higher on the jeans to make your skirt longer.

2. Once you have cut both legs evenly, cut along the sides of the tubes (the part cut off in step 1.) to make 2 flat rectangles.

3. Sew these rectangles together into a larger rectangle, making sure that the sides lined up are even.

4.Sew the leftover sides together to make a slip on skirt.


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« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2006 06:07:40 AM »

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       You can also leave space at the top of your skirt and sew on buttons, or you can  put a zipper!

I'm not good at attaching elastic, but you could also do that.

One more option is to sew extra fabric on top, (ie. strechy black fabric) to make a waist band/ belt.

HAPPY SEWING! Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2006 08:31:29 AM »

I do it like this...

1. Split insdie seam from ankle to ankle, and up to the zipper facing...in this pic  I actually split a little too far up, stop at the first line of stitching on the facing on your jeans..

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l25/CampbellFamily06/jeantuturial007-1.jpg

Then fold over the better looking edge so that it lays flat on the "ugly" edge.Youll see what Im talking about when you get there... it sounds harder than it is. I forgot to take a pic of this step, so this lovely paint illustration will have to do.

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l25/CampbellFamily06/untitled.jpg

Next pin on the OUTSIDE so that your better seam is on top of your ungly seam enough to encase the raw edge of the underneath one.


http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l25/CampbellFamily06/jeantuturial010-1.jpg

Then of course try it on, and you can stop pinning at the length you want your skirt to be. If you want it shorted you can cut off the bottom of the jeans and spli it open with a seam ripper and use that as your binding using thread that matches to original for a GREAT looking for matching the wash... I personally think folding it under would look goofy, or you can simply wash and let it fray, fray, fray...

I LOVE doing this with SUPER duper flared jeans, and you can also cut slits in your skirt all around the same length and inser triangles of different fabric for a great look!!

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l25/CampbellFamily06/jeantuturial017.jpg
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