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.
November Crafting Tips & Tricks: Check out Kittykill's latest DIY video, How to Make Glowing Wax Globes!
Total Members: 314,621
Currently Running With Scissors:
273 Guests and 7 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: Moving jean back pocket placement for better tush!  (Read 3650 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit
Offline Offline

Posts: 26
Joined: 20-Jan-2010

Obsessed with crafts and never satisfied

View Profile
« on: September 05, 2012 11:41:40 AM »

Hey all,
I was going to put this in the completed projects forum, but I have no pictures of my tush yet!

I have been on pinterest for a while, and some of the posts describe how to pick jeans that suit your derriere.
Basically, jean pockets on even the most popular brands (I'm looking at you Gap) aren't properly placed for anyone larger than a size 4. They are always placed too wide, on an angle, and too high.

Just to clarify, I'm a size 10. I have thrifted jeans (the Sweetheart type) from Old Navy (not sure how old they are, I have two pairs and they vary in length).

I took one pair that was a bit short, and made them skinny. I also took in the waist to a 10 (from 12) since they are so stretchy after a day wearing them. I did this by sewing up the sides only (no darts in the back or any of that nonsense..I did it before and it was too complicated for me!).

Now for the fun part. I removed the pockets in the back carefully. I stitched a pattern onto the pockets..they were plain before. Stitching will improve the look of your tush. I did a simple double V (almost an X) shape with dark yellow thread.

When I reattached the pockets I staired long and hard in the mirror with pins and my derriere. Lots of fun here hahaha.

General placement for the pockets: They should be sewn on straight, so that the pockets line up with the center back seam...most low quality jeans have these on an angle. 
They should also be closer to the seam than before (I moved them to start about 1.5 inches from the seam on either side).
I also moved them lower by ~1.5 to 2 inches. Very important!! Most mom type jeans put the pockets too high, which creates a long bum. You do not have a longer bum now than you did 15 years ago! That's just your jeans!
So the pocket tip at the bottom should end somewhere at the end of your bum, or where your bum connects to your leg. This might look a little funny if your jeans are high waisted, and if you wear them without a belt. Just try it out while pinned and see what you like best.

Then I just topstitched them in place!

The only problem is I have shadows of where the pockets use to be, since the fabric here is darker (hasn't been worn out). I may bleach the jeans and dye them a mint colour, or I may just try to lighten the specific area with a diluted solution.

If I take pictures I'll let you know, but for a 4$ pair of jeans I've had for a few years, they certainly look better!
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 6352
Joined: 20-Jun-2006

flamingo obsessed

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2012 05:03:43 AM »

I would love to see pictures. I didn't know any of this!!

I love personal swaps,  I print a lot of random fabric, usually with no purpose in mind.  let me know if you want any of it.

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
@Home This Weekend: Clipboard Photo Display
Party with a Pumpkin Challenge Winner: Floral Pumpkin Centerpiece
November 15, 2017 Featured Projects

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!

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.