Wednesday, March 6, 2019

How to Make a DIY Jean Skirt Out of Denim Pants

How to turn jeans to a skirt. Easy DIY skirt tutorial from jeans.

Have you ever wondered how to make a DIY jean skirt out of a pair of jeans? I can help!

This step-by-step tutorial will show you exactly how to make an easy denim skirt for girls or women of any age or size from a pair of jeans.

Turning jeans into a skirt is easier than you might think. This even works with jeans where the knees have blown out and lets you salvage the rest of the usable fabric.

All you need is a pair of jeans, a seam ripper, scissors and a sewing machine.

Once you make one, you will love how easy it is to upgrade the jeans you decided didn't bring you joy into cute DIY jean skirt that you'll want to do this a few more times!

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Directions: How to make a skirt out of jeans

How to turn jeans into a skirt step 1:

The first thing you need to do is remove the inside seam of the jeans, from both pant legs.

Use a seam ripper for this step. (This is the step that takes the longest...promise!)
How to use a seam ripper to remove a seam from pants to make a DIY jean skirt

Your jeans should look similar to this when finished ripping out the inside seam.
How to use a seam ripper to remove a seam from pants to make a DIY jean skirt.


How to turn jeans into a skirt step 2:

Next, fold the pant legs up to about an inch or so above the crotch area. 

How to fold jeans to turn them into a skirt,

After measuring to make sure each leg is folded to be the same length, use your fabric scissors to cut off each leg at the fold.
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How to turn jeans into a skirt step 3:

Next, turn the jeans over to the backside and use the seam ripper to make the seam to rip out more of the seam on the backside. This way the denim material will fold over easier and not make a lump over your bum when the skirt is complete. 

This step is really important. Make sure that you have ripped the seam out at least an extra 3 inches.
How to make a jean skirt from old jeans



How to turn jeans into a skirt step 4:

Now you are ready to use the extra fabric from the jeans legs that you cut off earlier. To do this insert the extra between the legs to turn it into a skirt.

I usually 'eye' this part. 

I place the fabric into position under the legs on the back side of the skirt and pin it down. 

When pinning the back, make sure that back seam is pinned down as well, so you don't have a 'whale-tail'.
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  How to turn a pair of jeans into a skirt


How to turn jeans into a skirt step 5:

Insert another denim piece into the front and pin down. 
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How to turn jeans into a skirt step 6:

After getting the front and back of skirt pieced together and pinned, it is time to sew up your jean skirt with a simple straight stitch.
how to piece and sew and skirt out of jeans

Remove all the pins and use your fabric scissors to cut the excess material out. 

Trim any threads or imperfections that may bother you. 

I personally like a raw edge for my denim skirts, so I do not fold over and sew a folded hem. 

I only sew around the raw edge, so it does not fray too much. 

CONGRATS!

You have just turned a pair of jeans into a skirt!

Pair your DIY jean skirt with a patterned top and rock that skirt you just made yourself!

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Printable Pattern Instructions to Make a DIY Jean Skirt



How to Make a DIY Jean Skirt Out of Denim Pants

Yield: 1 skirt
Author: Carissa Bonham
Estimated cost: $3
prep time: 15 Mperform time: 20 Mtotal time: 35 M
Do you have an old pair of denim jeans that you wish were a skirt? As long as the jeans still fit in the waist and hips, you can turn a pair of denim pants into a cute DIY jeans skirt with a pair of scissors and some basic sewing skills

materials:

  • 1 pair of jeans that fit in the waist and hips still (it's ok if the knees are ripped or if they are the wrong length)
  • Sewing machine thread

tools:

  • Seam ripper
  • sharp fabric scissors
  • straight pins
  • sewing machine

steps:

  1. Use the seam ripper to remove the inside seam of the jeans on both pant legs.
  2. Fold the pant legs up to about an inch or so above the crotch area. After measuring to make sure each leg is folded to be the same length, use your fabric scissors to cut off each leg at the fold.
  3. Turn the jeans over to the backside and use the seam ripper to rip out at least 3 more inches from the seam - this will keep you from getting a weird bump later.
  4. Unfold the jean legs you cut off earlier and lay them inside the pants, between the legs to make it skirt shaped.
  5. Place the fabric into position under the legs on the back side of the skirt and pin it down. When pinning the back, make sure that back seam is pinned down as well, so you don't have a 'whale-tail'.
  6. After getting the front and back of skirt pieced together and pinned, sew up your jean skirt with a simple straight stitch.
  7. Remove all the pins and use your fabric scissors to cut out the excess material. Trim any threads or imperfections that may bother you.

NOTES:

For step-by-step instructions with photos, visit the tutorial on the Creative Green Living website.
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6 comments:

  1. Gostei da calça que virou saia, jóia.

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  2. My mother said my grandmother made these during the depression from grandpa's jeans that got worn out at the knees or torn at the bottom. Basically if they were unsafe for him to wear while working on the farm. I bet they saw a lot of wear before she got a hold of them. Nothing went to waste.

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  3. oh wow! Great idea and tutorial! I love this! Just learning how to sew and this looks like good I might be able to do on my own, your photographs very helpful to make this project. thank you so much for sharing.

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  4. Thank you Abigail. Will be trying this out. :)

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