How to Make a Long Skirt out of Jeans

If you have some old jeans, and want to make a modest skirt, you've come to the right place! This can be performed with any pants, but jeans are easiest for beginners.

Steps

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    If you have some pants that fit you, use those. If they do not fit you, tighten or loosen them as necessary.
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    Cut the pants to the proper length.
    • Do not cut them any smaller than above-the-knee length. They look stupid any shorter.
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    Use a seam ripper to rip the seams. If you don't have a seam ripper, use other means. It is possible, just more difficult. ONLY DO THIS ON THE INSIDE SEAMS.
    • When you do this, don't rip within one inch of the zipper.
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    Turn the pants inside out. Put cardboard inside.
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    Using a sewing machine, sew both sides together all the way up.
    • When you do this, first sew the front, then the back. Be careful not to sew them together! Hem the bottoms now, too.
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    Turn the skirt right-side-out
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    Enjoy your new skirt!

Tips

  • Be careful not to sew the front and back together!
  • Use a sewing machine. Jeans are all but impossible to sew by hand.

Things You'll Need

  • Old jeans
  • Sewing machine
  • Thread that matches old thread!

Article Info

Categories: Sewing Clothes | Sewing Skirts