Have you every wanted a jean skirt but couldn't find one? Or, do you have a pair of jeans you love but the pant legs or hem is worn out? Today I will give a simple tutorial on how to make your jeans into a skirt.
First start by ripping out the inseam of your pants. On the back rip to right below the belt loop and on the front rip to right below where the zipper ends.
It should look like this when you are done ripping out
Turn your pants inside out and draw a straight line starting right above where you finished ripping out. Mark it down to where the straight line meets your original seam.
Sew right along your chalk line then trim your seam. You can also serge it.
Find the length you want and chalk a line the trim your pants.
Now they should look like this.
Take the extra jean from cutting the length and put it under your front opening. When you have it placed chalk along the opening.
Now you can cut the triangle shape it made. Be sure to cut 1/2" out from the chalk line so you have a seam allowance.
Place your triangle piece back under your front opening and pin it in place.
Top stitch down the triangle shape.
You want to start the top stitching right below the zipper
Here's how it should look now.
Iron up your hem on the skirt
Stitch in place.
I used a top stitching thread which is thicker than regular thread. It gives it a nice look.
Now top stitch your front "v" opening with your decorative top stitching thread.
Now you are finished. Here's how mine looks!