How to Turn Jeans into a Skirt.

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Got a pair of old jeans lying around? Why not turn them into a new stylish skirt? It's really simple, just follow the directions below.

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First, take out your old jeans, lay them out flat on the table and cut about 12 inches off the legs. If you want, you can make it shorter later.

How to Turn Jeans into a Skirt.

Take out your seam ripper. If you don't have a seam ripper, get one. They are cheap and will ROCK your DIY world!

Turn the pants inside out and with the seam ripper, start ripping the seams at the crotch and go all the way down both of the inseams.

Now, turn your pants right side and rip out other outer part of the inseams.

When you are done it should look something like this.

Rip the front seam up to where the zipper begins and rip the back seam up to where your belt loops begin.

Carefully, pin the front pieces together. By carefully i mean, make sure the front stays smooth and you get no bunching. I also flattened out the top, overlapping seam all the way to give it a more DIY feel.

Then, turn your skirt inside out and pin the back pieces together. the most important part of the pinning is the very top where the seams meets the belt loop. Take your time to place the fabric together just right. When you pin, start from the top and work your way down to the bottom in a straight line. There will be excess fabric to cut off after you sew and try on skirt.

Sew a seam following your back pin line.

Turn the skirt right side out and sew a seam following your front pin line.

And you are done!

If you like how it fits, cut the excess fabric off the back seam you sewed. and If you want it shorter, now is the time to cut.

Also, it's a blank canvas...add some cool stitching, patches, stencils, whatever!

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Kristin on Oct 26, 2012:

Loved it!! This really helped me I completed my skirt it looks amazing except I kept it long instead of short because I need more long skirts!:) thank u

Nicole on Aug 25, 2011:

Too short for my liking. How would you do this if you wanted to add a panel. I'm sure you've seen the skirts made from pants that have the different fabric in the middle? I would like to know how to do a loose fitting long one of those? Thanks :)

nyssa-bee on Sep 26, 2009:

yaaay! i was waiting for a pattern that didn't involve 'panels' uugh :P

liendt0706 on Jun 30, 2008:

I made my own ones...so nice but U can try to make a skirt more short...:D

stephee on Jun 29, 2007:

very nice - the skirt has a nice shape to it, too. I just might try this!

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