It’s the middle of the summer, and for most of us, that means it’s time to get outside and do some yardwork. Here at ThreadBanger, we came up with a great way to make your own overalls to do some down and dirty gardening! We’re always looking for new, crafty DIY projects. So if you have any cool ideas, send them in! And don’t forget to subscribe to our podcast on iTunes!
What you need:
– Two pairs of jeans, a seam ripper, a sewing machine.
First, get out your two pairs of jeans.
Pick the bigger pair.
Get out your seam ripper.
Use the seam ripper to rip open the bottom of each belt loop.
Now, take off the entire top part of the jeans.
Save this piece for later.
Now, rip the seams out of both sides of the jeans.
With the next pair of jeans, using the length of the first pair as a guideline, cut the legs out of the front of the jeans.
Pin those pieces to each side of the first pair…
Then, sew it together.
Now take the second pair, and cut the remaining parts of the legs off.
With the shorts you just made, cut down each side and down the middle, so that the front and back are two separate pieces.
Take the front piece and pin it to the back of the first pair.
Fold in the sides and pin.
Now, take the butt piece and rip the crotch area up a little so it lays flat.
Then, pin it to the front part of the first pair.
Again, fold in the sides and pin them into place.
Now, sew along all the pin lines you just made.
Now, take one of those leftover leg pieces and cut an equal rectangle.
Fold it in half…
and cut down the crease.
Pin both strips to the opposite sides of the back of your overalls.
After you try them on, connect each strip to a separate belt loop in front by cutting each strip and tying it to the belt loops.
Now, take another leftover piece, cut two strips out of it, and gather the sides of the overalls.
Then, poke a hole through all the layers of the fabric on both sides, and thread a strip through.
And you’re done!