- An old pair of jeans
- Sturdy thread (upholstery thread or embroidery thread works well)
- A needle or sewing machine
- Sewing pins
- A seam ripper
01Cut the Legs Off of Your Jeans
Lay your jeans out on your work surface, and cut off the legs at the desired length for your skirt. Then, set the legs aside.
Note: Be sure to include a seam allowance when choosing your skirt length.
02Rip Out the Inseam
Flip the pants inside out, and use a seam ripper to rip out the inseam.
03Rip Out the Front and Back Seam
Rip the front seam all the way up to the zipper. Then, repeat with the back seam, going up the same distance. Your pants should now lay flat.
Flip the pants right side out again, and use fabric from the leftover pants legs to fill in the wedge-shaped void at the center of the skirt, both front and back. Pin in place.
05Stitch the Center Fabric in Place
Now, stitch the center fabric in place. Use a contrasting color thread if you want your stitches to show. Use a complimentary color thread if you want to hide your stitches.
06Hem the Skirt
Hem the bottom of the skirt, and your new creation is ready to wear!
07Make Old Jeans into a Skirt - Tips
For a fun look, cut a wedge out of each side seam, and stitch an additional fabric panel in each one, or turn a pair of worn out twill pants into a new khaki skirt. The possibilities are endless!
How to Turn Old Jeans into a Skirt
No need to let a hole in your favorite jeans get you down. This quick and easy project will show you how to recycle them into a stylish new skirt.
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