Take your jeans from the 2000s to the 2010s.
Change your jeans with four easy steps. I did this project on three different pairs of jeans at the same time.
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using a pair of skinnies that already fit you, lay them flat on top of the jeans (inside out). Make sure the inner hems match up (this is very important) and mark near the outside hems with a washable marker.
If the "fancy" seam is on the outside of the jeans, you will have to sew on the inner hems. In this case, I recommend stopping before you come to the seam that runs from the back to the front.
Use a basting stitch first to sew the tentative hem for the new jeans. Then, try them on inside out, adjust where you need to adjust, and sew the final hem near the basting stitch, then, seam rip the basting stitch. Trim off the excess, leaving a half an inch. Use a serger on the freshly cut fabric to keep it from fraying. If you don't have one, you can try using a zig-zag or other substitute stitch.
Then, hem the jeans by using navy blue thread and double folding the fabric over on the bottom. Ironing can help keep the hem in line.
Using a large flat container, mine was about 2x3 feet, prepare to dye the jeans. I had my water at nearly boiling and dyed the jeans for an hour. I added a 1/2 cup of salt (Please follow the directions on the bottle). And the jeans will be done once you wash them.
-Note: I had to dye my jeans twice because the first time I dyed them with two other pairs and a dress in a 5-gallon bucket (bad idea) and they ended up sort of tie-dyed. The second time around, I used a proper sized container, had the jeans folded at the knees, and flipped them with tongs every 10 minutes. They turned out much better that time.