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my fiancee's old pants he never wears into a skirt i love
this is a project that anyone can do. you can use any type of trousers, men's or women's. i have also done this with an old pair of jeans. experiment with different types and numbers of ruffles. this is my first tutorial and i wanted to make everything as clear as possible so there are a lot of steps. hope this is helpful!

Posted by scout from South Hadley, Massachusetts, United States • Published See scout's 10 projects »
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  • How to recycle a pair of trousers into a skirt. Men's Trousers Into Feminine Skirt - Step 1
    Step 1

    rip open the inner seam of both pant legs & iron out the seams.

  • How to recycle a pair of trousers into a skirt. Men's Trousers Into Feminine Skirt - Step 2
    Step 2

    pin pockets out of the way.

  • How to recycle a pair of trousers into a skirt. Men's Trousers Into Feminine Skirt - Step 3
    Step 3

    lay pants out flat & mark bototm corners of pockets. cut off pant legs (put aside for later).

  • How to recycle a pair of trousers into a skirt. Men's Trousers Into Feminine Skirt - Step 4
    Step 4

    line up front seams & pin. (i tucked the little bit at the bottom under so the seam would be a straight line.)

  • How to recycle a pair of trousers into a skirt. Men's Trousers Into Feminine Skirt - Step 5
    Step 5

    do the same with the back seam.

  • Step 6

    sew up front & back seams. remove pins. you now have a very short mini skirt. set this part aside for now.

  • How to recycle a pair of trousers into a skirt. Men's Trousers Into Feminine Skirt - Step 7
    Step 7

    rip apart remaining seams on pant legs & press open old seams. you should have 4 pieces total, 2 of each size (2 fronts & 2 backs).

  • How to recycle a pair of trousers into a skirt. Men's Trousers Into Feminine Skirt - Step 8
    Step 8

    line up 2 pieces of same size & trim to form 2 even strips. these strips will be the ruffle on the skirt.

  • How to recycle a pair of trousers into a skirt. Men's Trousers Into Feminine Skirt - Step 9
    Step 9

    pin right sides together & sew up both short sides, forming a continuous loop.

  • How to recycle a pair of trousers into a skirt. Men's Trousers Into Feminine Skirt - Step 10
    Step 10

    press the seams open & baste along one edge of the loop, either by hand or with your machine set to the longest stitch. pull on bobbin thread to gether ruffle.

  • How to recycle a pair of trousers into a skirt. Men's Trousers Into Feminine Skirt - Step 11
    Step 11

    pin ruffle to the skirt, right sides together, making sure to line up side seams and keep ruffles even.

  • How to recycle a pair of trousers into a skirt. Men's Trousers Into Feminine Skirt - Step 12
    Step 12

    *(optional)* reinforce with a surger or a zigzag stitch. i used a zigzag stich because i don't have a surger.

  • How to recycle a pair of trousers into a skirt. Men's Trousers Into Feminine Skirt - Step 13
    Step 13

    hem the skirt & you're done!

    *(optional)* you can use the other set of legs to make a second ruffle to add to the bottom, then hem.

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Lindsey  N.
Lindsey N. · Backus, Minnesota, US · 29 projects
Simply incroyable!
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