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Friday, August 16, 2013

Debbie's 5x5 #5.2

Upcycled Baby Jeans

Step 1: Make a pattern. I simply overlapped a pants pattern at the side seams.  I forgot to take into account the hem.  As you will see later. The reason for overlapping the side seams is so that I can take advantage of the already existing side seams in a pair of broken jeans. And the hem.
 Step 2: Cut apart a pair of adult size jeans along the inseam. Lay out your pattern with the side seam running approximately down the middle.
 Step 3: Sew up each leg separately.
 Step 4: Turn one leg ri!ght side out and tuck it into the other leg.  Match up the leg seams and sew from the top of the front to the top of the back.  At this point your jeans are all done except for elastic casing! Sew a casing and add your elastic.  Done.
 Step 5: Find a model and take pictures.

As you can see, the legs are a bit long...but I'm not about to change them.  They will fit Henry soon enough.
Side seams!

Free jeans!

1 comment:

  1. Genius!!! I keep telling Kevin that I am keeping his old jeans for some reason, I just haven't figured it out yet ;)