Thursday 25 October 2012

How to Turn a Jean Pant into a Skirt


I've had this one for a while, so I'm just posting it now. For this tutorial I am using one pair of jean pants to make a knee length skirt. This skirt wasn’t for me so I don’t have any pictures of the finished product right now. I think this would work really well for a girl's skirt, because you can get a lot of those cheap.

1. Take the pant and cut it at the length you want it.

Open up the inner leg seam line of the pants and also the extra leg pieces.I also cut off the bulky old seam. But that is optional.

2.Cut up the back seam of the pant on the right, right next to the old seam line, cut until the curve straightens out.

Pin in place.

3.Cut up the front on the left a little ways also. Pin in place.

4. Take one extra open leg seam and insert it into the skirt. Pin the panel in place on this right side.

5. Do the same thing for the back panel.

6. Turn inside out and cut away a bit of the excess fabric carefully, it doesn’t have to be perfect yet, giving at least 1-2 inches seam allowance. It should be triangular at best. You can choose to unpin and zig zag the denim at this point. So it won’t fray over time.

7. I sew the front first, starting at the top. Follow the seam going down to the end, back stitch a bit and then stop, take up the presser foot with the needle in, and turn it to the left and go down the right side of the front of the skirt.

Start at the bottom of the skirt and go up to meet the top of the triangle on the other side.

8. Start at the top of the middle seam in the back, and go down to the right corner, then rotate the skirt to follow the left side of the back triangle.

9. start at the top again and go down the right side of the triangle.

10.Finish off trimming the inside triangle now the stitches are in.


 I really hope this comes in handy at some point!

Sis. Ila

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