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« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2010 07:03:45 AM »

WOW! Already 8 replys! Thanks all of you guys alot for all the encouraging words! They really make me happy as hell and I really appreciate all of them posts.

My GF is already talking about her next pair after she got the "confirmation" (reading this thread) that my jeans got approved  Wink

 agreed to make her the next pair totally after her wishes and ideas. I only had one condition for her.. The pair after that is totally my design Smiley

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« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2010 08:39:58 AM »

Ohmigod these are sooo amazing! Shocked  Do you know how much people would pay to have custom jeans like these?  Or how many hours I have personally spent fretting trying on jeans that don't fit my body?  I hate buying jeans because it is such a torturous process.  How did you learn to do this?  I can only imagine what it would be like if I could sew my own pair.
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« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2010 08:49:04 AM »

Omigosh these jeans rock! All the awesome custom details and design and they fit her so well. What a very lucky girl. I wish I could make my own or knew someone that could. I hate Jean shopping I can never find any that fit well and I live in jeans. Really great job!!! Hitting this rocks!

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« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2010 09:39:45 AM »

These jeans are amazing! What a lucky lady to have custom jeans.

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« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2010 09:45:12 AM »

Wow, I am speechless.  They are amazing beyond words!!!  How long did the whole process take you to do?
« Reply #15 on: May 16, 2010 10:07:06 AM »

First off these are seriously freaking awesome.

Secondly I need you to take down this post before me fiancee sees it and locks me in the basement with my sewing machine until I produce her a custom pair  Grin

In all seriousness making custom jeans has been on my to do list (only I was going to start with making me a pair first). Any advice on what the most difficult parts were and/or tips or tricks you are willing to share would be very welcome to me and I am sure the rest of the community.

Once again great job! Can't wait to see the next pair.

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« Reply #16 on: May 16, 2010 10:38:41 AM »

These are great. You did amazing details.

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« Reply #17 on: May 16, 2010 10:59:29 AM »

Wow, those jeans are very impressive! So you are skilled and you have a strong sewing machine to sew that kind of fabric. Cheesy

Most definitely very classy and they look sooo expensive. Wouldn't dare to look at the price in store...  Wink

Well done!! Keep going!

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« Reply #18 on: May 16, 2010 11:25:46 AM »

Those are really impressive! I love all those details that really make it unique and special. All that topstitching would drive me bonkers! Kudos!

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« Reply #19 on: May 16, 2010 11:37:37 AM »

Again, thank you all guys for your encouraging words, they really make me feel warm inside Smiley

I'll try to answer some questions for you..

How I did learn how to make them is basically trial and error (this is my first pair), twice as much denim as necessary, getting used to the feeling of bleeding fingertips Smiley I also have to admit, while it is probably fully possible to make them on a normal household machine I geared up with some pretty nasty industrial machines. I live in China for the moment and the price for industrial machines is redicilous compared to the same machines in sweden. So a kickass straight lockstitch machine and a behemoth sized serger really make the process a lot easier and more fun.

For how long totally it took me to make these is hard to say. A normal day I could work approx. 1 hour on them then I had to wait for my GF to come home to try them before I could proceed. Then some business trips has been in the way. But a qualified guess would be (if I work continuosly on them) approx. 10-12 hours.

After all struggle with these jeans, always looking forward to the day I could post them here, I would fight to the end to not remove this post Smiley Nah.. seriously thanks for the kind words Smiley As for some tips and tricks when doing jeans another Craftster have a thread regarding this and I have posted some replys there. Here is the link.


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Armed with a needle.. but no needle in my arm.
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