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Embellish Jeans

chris_cloutier | Posted in Fabric and Trim on

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I have some questions regarding embellishing jeans. I want to cut them to capri length. From here, do you reccomend using any type of Fray Check before putting trims on? Also, how can you finish off the edges on the bottom? I was thinking of something like quilt binding, then adding more trim over that working my way “up” the leg.

If I were to use fine trims, like little rows of tiny roses, how are these sewn on by hand? I do not have a serger , just a pretty old fashioned machine!
Thank you

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  1. Sarah_Kayla | | #1

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    Last year my daughter was doing her growth spurt growing. Pants would become too short after two weeks of wearing. So I added cool embellishments to the bottom that gave us an extra few months of wear. I opened up the hems and just added the fancy stuff to the bottom. I think that i zigzagged the additions to the bottom. We handed all those jeans to the girls who lives downstairs so they've lasted through a year and a half of machine washing.

    I pieced the additions seperately, lined them and then added them to the jeans. I left the strip open at the sides - it meant that I didn't have to be too accurate about measuring the radius of the bottom of her jeans. The end result looked like those split bellbottoms that they were showing last year. My daughter felt the result looked "store bought and cool". I was happy to get several more months wear out of a pair of pants. Piecing the stuff flat made the whole operation much, much easier.

    As for the roses, are you talking about the ribbons with the roses aslong the length??? could you set up your machine so that your zig zag, zigs and zags around the roses???? if you are talking individual roses i guess you are talking about sewing them all by hand.

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