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Fake Balmain and recycle jeans scraps
Got a few remnants? Do you dare to make a DIY Crop Top? Then follow this tutorial to get your own replica of Balmain's design cloned by Zara!
As you'll see it's a DIY project suitable for beginner and "anarchic" seamstress like me. Make the most of the occasion to use all those jean scraps you've been keeping. I've recycled a pair of legs of a jean I transformed . What are you going to work with?
Don't forget to work with what you already have and to visit my blog for more DIY & recycling ideas!!

Posted by 2nd Funniest Thing from Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain • Published See 2nd Funniest Thing's 9 projects »
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  • How to make a recycled top. Diy Crop Top   Recycling Old Jeans Legs - Step 1
    Step 1

    You'll need legs from an old jean, newspapers to draw pattern, velcro or zipper, measuring tape, fabric chalk, pen, pins, needle and thread or sewing machine.

  • How to make a recycled top. Diy Crop Top   Recycling Old Jeans Legs - Step 2
    Step 2

    Mark and cut your pattern in paper. Just for your orientation to make a 40 or L size I've used: two 10 x 80cms rectangles for straps, two 24 x 16cms rectangles for sides and four 14 x 27cms rectangles for central parts.

  • How to make a recycled top. Diy Crop Top   Recycling Old Jeans Legs - Step 3
    Step 3

    Pass pattern to fabric and cut all pieces.

  • How to make a recycled top. Diy Crop Top   Recycling Old Jeans Legs - Step 4
    Step 4

    Fold straps in half, sew them and turn them over.

  • How to make a recycled top. Diy Crop Top   Recycling Old Jeans Legs - Step 5
    Step 5

    Put 2 central parts together and sew them. x 2

  • How to make a recycled top. Diy Crop Top   Recycling Old Jeans Legs - Step 6
    Step 6

    Sew top hem to central and side pieces.

  • How to make a recycled top. Diy Crop Top   Recycling Old Jeans Legs - Step 7
    Step 7

    Sew central pieces to straps as shown in this picture.

  • How to make a recycled top. Diy Crop Top   Recycling Old Jeans Legs - Step 8
    Step 8

    Sew side parts to straps.

  • How to make a recycled top. Diy Crop Top   Recycling Old Jeans Legs - Step 9
    Step 9

    Cut back central part in half and sew bottom hem to the whole piece.

  • How to make a recycled top. Diy Crop Top   Recycling Old Jeans Legs - Step 10
    Step 10

    Sew velcro or zipper so you can open and close your top.

  • How to make a recycled top. Diy Crop Top   Recycling Old Jeans Legs - Step 11
    Step 11

    And done! Enjoy your new crop top made from old jeans legs :)

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Elizabeth S.
Elizabeth S.
how do you figure the measurements?
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Izzy P.
Izzy P. · 2 projects
This is so great!! I'm inspired now! Your instructions are really clear and I'm going to do this right now!
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nikki_ze_chicki
nikki_ze_chicki
how do you figure out the measurements?
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Shakoy1992
Shakoy1992 · Montego Bay, St James Parish, JM · 7 projects
were the straps difficult to turn over?
2nd Funniest Thing
2nd Funniest Thing · Barcelona, Catalonia, ES · 10 projects
Not really ...just be patience I think it took me 5 mins
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Ellen G.
Ellen G. · United States, US · 1 project
I love this!
2nd Funniest Thing
2nd Funniest Thing · Barcelona, Catalonia, ES · 10 projects
Thanks Happy
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joanne.ingram.33
joanne.ingram.33
wow
2nd Funniest Thing
2nd Funniest Thing · Barcelona, Catalonia, ES · 10 projects
<3
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Steph.
Steph. · Reading, England, GB · 212 projects
nice idea!! ^^
2nd Funniest Thing
2nd Funniest Thing · Barcelona, Catalonia, ES · 10 projects
Thanks Potty <3
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