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 encouraged! Wink) advertising by donating a challenge prize! Go here for more info.
Total Members: 314,798
Currently Running With Scissors:
401 Guests and 10 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: The 1 hour ruffled jean mini. (Now with Tutorial)  (Read 18831 times)
Tags for this thread: tutorial  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit
Offline Offline

Posts: 145
Joined: 16-Jun-2004

HotCarl Is a GIRL.

View Profile WWW
« on: February 06, 2005 06:13:48 PM »

Gotta love projects that only take an hour, don't ya? I know I do. The ruffle turned out a bit uneven, but, it adds to the whole... effect. Lol.

Hey, that's the Superbowl on behind me!  Shocked

The back:

The side:

Whatcha think?

OK Tutorial time!

1. Take a pair of jeans that still fits you around the waist/hips and fold them so the legs are on top of eachother.

2. Cut off the legs ABOVE THE CROTCH SEAM, but still about 1 1/2 - 2 inches from the zipper.

3. Cut both legs into 4 equal panels. (Long strips of denim)

4. Sew the 4 peices together along the short sides, but make sure you only sew 3 seams. (You want 1 open for the finnish.)

5. You can pin the ruffles in place, but I like the look of the random ones... so... Start sewing with the right sides of the denm together. (Keep skirt right side out) Make sure that when you begin sewing, you leave a little bit of the ruffle part unsewn, as this will make it easier to finnish.

6. Every so often, create a pleat in the botton piece of denim, and sew over it.

7. Keep going all the way around the skirt, stopping before you sew over the extra you left out earlier.

8. Cut off the excess ruffle material. (I had about a leg and a half left, but you can always add more pleats to have more ruffles.)

9. Put the 2 end pieces together, right sides facing, and sew straight down the short ends. (See why you left a bit of fabric at the start?)

I left mine with a frayed hem, but if you don't like that look, you can always hem the ruffle material before you sew it on.

I'm thinking about adding some embroidery to it, just to spice it up a bit. Or maybe I can make a denim flower to put on it... that might be cool.

I hope the tutorial was easy to understand. If I had another pair of jeans to cut up, I'd make one with pictures. But, I don't, and I'm hopeless with paint. If you need more instruction, just ask. I'll help.
« Last Edit: March 02, 2018 12:28:20 PM by kittykill » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2005 06:37:05 PM »

that looks almost exactly like a skirt i bought a few months ago. i got mine for about $12. of course that was after got a 15% dicount due to a broken snap on it. very professional looking. good job.
Psycho Jrocker
Offline Offline

Posts: 359
Joined: 27-Nov-2004
Hurry up hurry up wrist cut show

View Profile
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2005 07:03:53 PM »

Cute! <3 Good job!
just an undiscovered soul in the great unknown
Offline Offline

Posts: 276
Joined: 18-Nov-2004

I'd rather die than fade away

View Profile
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2005 07:05:26 PM »

adorable! i was looking to do something like that with an old pair of jeans...tutorial?

You and me
We're invincible together
We can be so tragical, whatever
We're Sid and Nancy
Fred and Ginger
Clyde and Bonnie
Liz and Richard
Kurt and Courtney
Bacall and Bogie
Joltin' Joe and Ms. Monroe
Here's captain crash and the beauty queen from mars
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Bike Punk
Offline Offline

Posts: 742
Joined: 10-Oct-2004


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2005 03:40:37 PM »

Wow. I really like that. I was about to do something exactly like that today. Weird.

Hey guys,
Sorry about all the old broken picture posts. I no longer have the files!

Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Cupcake Bath Bombs
Rainy Days
Meatless Monday: Semlor aka Swedish Cream Buns

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

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!

Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Privacy Policy | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org, © 2009-2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands