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.
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.
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!