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how to turn an old (or new) jeans into a skirt
This is very easy. The difficult part is protecting your ripper and your sewing machine from the thick fabric.

Posted by Myam from Cebu City, Central Visayas, Philippines • Published See Myam's 18 projects »
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  • How to sew a denim skirt. Turn Jeans Into A Skirt - Step 1
    Step 1

    Choose jeans to reconstruct.

  • How to sew a denim skirt. Turn Jeans Into A Skirt - Step 2
    Step 2

    Measure your skirt length.

  • How to sew a denim skirt. Turn Jeans Into A Skirt - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut. Do not forget hem allowances.

  • How to sew a denim skirt. Turn Jeans Into A Skirt - Step 4
    Step 4

    Once you cut the two legs, you will have something that looks like this.

  • How to sew a denim skirt. Turn Jeans Into A Skirt - Step 5
    Step 5

    Rip the inseam. This would be the seam that starts from the crotch. If you’re reconstructing heavy denim (this one is canvass-like), you may use cutter for ripping. I have heard stories of people breaking their rippers while doing this project. Just be very careful.

  • How to sew a denim skirt. Turn Jeans Into A Skirt - Step 6
    Step 6

    Once you’re done ripping both inseams, you will have something that looks like this. A funny-looking piece of garment.

  • How to sew a denim skirt. Turn Jeans Into A Skirt - Step 7
    Step 7

    Now rip the seam all the way to the bottom of the front zipper. Do the same to the back side. Make sure to rip all the way to the butt area.

  • How to sew a denim skirt. Turn Jeans Into A Skirt - Step 8
    Step 8

    At this point, you will have something similar to this.

  • How to sew a denim skirt. Turn Jeans Into A Skirt - Step 9
    Step 9

    Pin the parts you ripped apart. Front leg to the other front leg. Back leg to the other back leg. Your skirt will be recognizable at this point. Sew and hem. Make sure that the front part is flat and not bunched up when you sew the legs together. You might need to patch (with fabric taken from the pant legs you cut off) this part so that you’ll have a flat area.

    Pictured is the back part of the
    skirt. Front and side are in the project summary images.

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Becks S.
Becks S. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 36 projects
love it!! I'm definitely trying that.
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Tamara G.
Tamara G. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 1 project
I'm gonna try this right now!! What a great idea... and so simple! Who knew? Happy
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giulia v.
giulia v. · Milan, Lombardy, IT · 29 projects
I'll try with my old jeans, thanks!
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Stephanie Faith
Stephanie Faith · 1 project
Very clever, I'm having a go at recycling my jeans.
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chelsea m
chelsea m · 2 projects
i made and switched up your version a tad- but i love it! thanks!
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California Cloth
California Cloth · Los Angeles, California, US · 4 projects
Ah Ha!!! A way to make baby jeans last longer! They're always too short before they're too tight in the waist!
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JuliaFuentes
JuliaFuentes · Hermosillo, Sonora, MX · 2 projects
really cool
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Alessandra S.
Alessandra S. · New York, New York, US
i. love. this.
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gabriela g.
gabriela g. · Col, Scotland, GB · 2 projects
can it also be used to make a purse? I mean...by sewing together the back part and the front part....??
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tarrah.
tarrah. · California, California, US · 8 projects
i made i56t and it only took 10 mins thanks sooo muchh
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