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recycling blue jeans

cindytokyo | Posted in General Discussion on

What are tips for turning blue jeans into jean skirts.

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  1. SusanC | | #1

    Hi Cindy,  Go check this site:  http://www.sewing.org then click on 'sewing enthusiast', then click on 'fashion sewing', and have a look at the project 'how to make a jeans skirt'.  This may be a great way to use some of those beautiful soft old jeans.

    Good luck

  2. kgloude | | #2

    You could use the rag quilting technique...that way you'll get use of all the jeans...even the torn ones.  Good luck with your project!!

  3. SewNancy | | #3

    I made one for my daughter who is 18 and she is thrilled with it.  I used crazy quilting to make the center front and back godets and  side pieces as  she needed more width  added to  too small jeans of hers.  I used silks that I pieced together following instructions in an old Threads on how to crazy quilt.  I also removed the waistband  and used grosgrain ribbon to make a waist facing leaving the denim to fray above the ribbon, not seaming it.  I made a button hole in the waist facing  behind zipper. I made the godet flat, just a triangle insertion, but you could make it flare if you use a softer material.   We also didn't cut the seams, but opened them up far enough for them to lay flat and overlap the required amount.  Take a look at them in stores and you can see a wide range of solutions.

    Nancy

    1. Jean | | #4

      Pictures, Nancy, we need to see pictures, please.

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