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Jeans legs too flared.

bzyndle | Posted in General Sewing Info on

Would appreciate any suggestions on the best way to alter a new pair of boot cut jeans into straight leg?  They flare from the knee and look just a little too racy for this old gal as they look more like the flare style than the boot cut.



  1. charm | | #1

    start taken in at knee, from there take few inches on both sides of the jean flares and you shouldn't have any problem making it into a straight jeans and now more flares style

    1. bzyndle | | #2

      Thanks Charm

      1. charm | | #3

        no problem.

    2. Ralphetta | | #4

      I usually find a pair of old pants with the right amount of fullness at the hem and measure that. The 2 seams will not look alike but it is very important that you remove equal amounts from each side at the very bottom of the side seams. For that reason, after I calculate how much I want to remove at the bottom edge, I mark each side where my new seam will be and then angle my yardstick upward to wherever the tapering begins. (knee?)

      1. charm | | #5

        Ralphetta, that tips is good. I have always being careful take in the side seams by pinching in with my fingers to just barely touch to the person's legs. I have turned my jeans inside out and had someone just pinched and hold the side seam and put pins into it. than I used chalk mark it to a straight line where the pins is draw it from the knee to the flares. than I sew it a straight stitch. than from where the bulk leftover side seams is I trim it off no less than 1/2 inches.

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