Added Oct 20, 2011
New York, New Yo...
– 1 pair of old, slightly baggy, drop-waist jeans
– 3/4 ” (2 cm) elastic, one piece measuring the circumference of your waist; and two pieces measuring the circumference of your leg 4″ (10 cm) above your knee.
STEP 1 Cut the waistband off the jeans leaving the zipper intact. You can leave the edges raw or finish them depending on the look you are going for.
STEP 2 Sew elastic around the waist. Sew on both sides of elastic. Make sure to stretch the elastic as you are sewing to make the waist gather just a bit.
STEP 3 Cut off pant legs to desired length (2″ (5 cm) above knee). Finish hem.
STEP 4 Make a casing for the elastic by turning up hem 1″ (2.5 cm). Leave a small hole so you can insert the elastic.
STEP 5 Insert elastic with a safety pin. Push safety pin through casing. Once elastic is through, sew up the tiny hole.
Pattern of the Week
The oversized shape has a cool bell shaped silhouette with a wide body and fitted sleeves
Stock up on our favorite BurdaStyle patterns sewn in white!
Learn How to Sew Knits Successfully With a Sewing Machine
Join Meg Healy in this 6 Week Course, we have just re-opened enrollment for a limited time!
Meg's Magazine Mash Up 2014
Take a look at Meg's 2014 Mash Ups, and get the special pattern bundle that includes them all
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.