Jeans made into a skirt

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Recently, someone over at Prairie Homemaker posted a link to instructions for how to turn a pair of jeans into a skirt. I had seen instructions before that added a panel in the front and back, but these instructions included directions to add panels to the sides as well.

It’s been so long since I’ve worn jeans that I asked on Freecycle for some clothes, hoping someone would have some jeans they’d be willing to part with. Thankfully, there was someone, and we picked up a bag of jeans from her on the way home from my doctor appointment Monday evening. All three pairs of jeans fit me, so I picked the pair that was the most comfortable to start with.

After that, I searched through my stash of old clothes, looking for something denim that I could cut into that would hopefully match the jeans. I found an old jumper that never fit right and was never flattering, and started cutting.

I am SO pleased with how it turned out. I love denim skirts, but haven’t been able to find one that would work for me right now. The skirts I’ve been wearing have been the same ones that I wear to church. With going into the chicken coop and the goats’ pen, I always worried that I would ruin a good skirt.

This is the result. I absolutely love it!
Jeans made into a skirt

You can see the skirt tutorial here. It’s very detailed. It took me a while with the first panel, trying to figure out how the seams would lay, but it wasn’t as difficult as I thought it would be. It was pretty involved, and took me a lot longer than I anticipated – about six hours start to finish. Then again, that six hours includes doing laundry and making breakfast and getting coloring stuff out for S and letting him “help” me and making lunch and. . .

I can definitely see me making more jeans into skirts. Khakis would be nice too. . .the possibilities are limitless!

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3 thoughts on “Jeans made into a skirt”

  1. Carrie – go ahead and try it! I thought that the directions were a bit confusing, but once I started sewing it wasn’t so bad. Have fun!

  2. I have been wanting to make a skirt out of Jeans for a while also!! But I have not seen how to do it to where it works right. Made Jade (my daughter)one with square quilted patches where the legs get cut apart and its ADORABLE! But can not get an adault one right. Maybe I will try this, if I can get it to work my sister would LOVE one! I can make one for Christmas 🙂 I am not very good at clothes making 🙁

  3. The skirt looks good. I might have to try it myself one day. I”m going to try the headband patterns and see how they do.

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