Newsletter-photo

Top 50 Blogs
for Fashion Sewers

Subscribe to our FREE email newsletter and get the Top 50 Best Bloggers for Sewing Enthusiasts.

Jeans into Bloomers

Added Oct 20, 2011

by TheSewingStudio

New York, New Yo...

Web_love_sewing_logo_final_thumb

Views

432

Sewingreconstructionbatch1_image_large
  • Sewingreconstructionbatch1_image_grid

Description

Supplies:
– 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.

Categories

Credits

written by
originally published on

0 Comments

    • This is a question
  1. Sign in to add a post

Add to Favorites 3 people added it

Burdastyle

http://burdastyle.com//projects/jeans-into-bloomers?image=231188