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10 Tips for Creating Great-Looking Denim Jeans

May 31, 2019
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Have you been avoiding sewing your own denim jeans because you think it’s too difficult?

Sewing denim jeans does present a number of challenges that sewing ordinary pants does not, which may be why so many classes are geared to jeans-making (in addition to the fact that they’re simply a popular garment).

All of us are familiar with the way ready-to-wear (RTW) jeans are finished and, as a result, our definition of how they must look is specific. Classic RTW jeans share the following characteristics: They’re sewn from denim (a cotton twill woven to produce a fine diagonal ribbing), which is often indigo blue; decorated with contrasting topstitching in single, double, and even triple parallel rows; front pockets reinforced with metal rivets; metal jeans button closure on the front waistband; and seamed with sturdy flat-felled seams.

It’s not the sewing of the cotton denim that presents a…

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  1. User avater GmaCma June 5th

    Thanks for a great tutorial on making jeans! Excellent pics and instructions. I made a pair of stretch jeans and look forward to making more using your tips. Keep up the good work and thanks for sharing with us!

  2. User avater Anascana June 16th

    Think you for this very detailed tutorial.

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