Variations on a Jean Theme

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Hello there!

This week, I’m going to be giving you another way you can revamp your wardrobe for little, to no money. A few weeks ago, I transformed a pair of jeans that I had into a skirt, and I decided that I had to share it with you all. I had always heard that it was super easy to do, and I’m glad I tested it out for myself. Denim skirts are perfect for any season, and a staple in any wardrobe. They are even better when you can make them from the comfort of your own home.

Unlike my last post, this does require some basic sewing. If you’re unfamiliar with sewing, I have linked a tutorial video here to show you the kind of stitch I used. Also, if you don’t have any sewing equipment, you can buy a sewing kit at Michaels, or most other craft stores for around $3. With all that being said, let’s get into the post!

(Side note: Any dotted lines that you see in the pictures below are indicators of where to cut.)

Here is what you will need:

  1. A pair of jeans
  2. Scissors
  3. Ruler
  4. Pen/Marker
  5. Needle and thread/ sewing machine

The first thing you’re going to do is decide how long you want your skirt to be. Then you’re going to fold your jeans in half and cut one pant leg at a time. Use the first pant leg you cut to guide you for the other pant leg, so that they are even.

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The next step is to unfold the pants and cut the inseam.

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Then you’re going to flip the pants inside out and fold them so that they look like the picture down below. Next, you’re going to cut off the excess fabric that juts out from the pants. Use your ruler to mark where you’re going to cut to minimize any mistakes.

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The last step is to sew together the sides that you just cut using your needle and thread or sewing machine. I used thread that was similar to the color of my skirt, but feel free to have fun with it! (The arrows indicate where to sew.)

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There you go! You should now have something that looks like this:

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Thanks for reading, and I hope that this post shows you that you don’t always have to go out and buy something to revamp your wardrobe!

Stay fabulous

-Gianna

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