Friday, March 6, 2009

DIY: Turn Baggy Jeans into Skinny Jeans

Baggy jeans may flatter some people, like those who are taller then 5 foot 3 inches - but for munchkin sized me I need tighter fitting jeans to create the lovely illusion that I am actually somewhat tall. Plus I just love the tighter style of organic denim so that I can pair them with some second hand boots flawlessly. This is an easy, quick, and fun tutorial on how to magically make your blah jeans into club jumping hot pants! (You can also watch it on video here on you tube).

This picture is the BEFORE shot of the baggy loomstate denim. WHAT YOU WILL NEED: ill fitting jeans, straight pins, simple sewing skills, thread, and maybe a friend to help with pinning.
STEP ONE: Turn your baggies inside out and then put them back on that way. (Please excuse my really messy house in the pictures, I am packing to move. Also, meet my good friend & neighbor Heather who helped me - I just love her!)
STEP TWO: Have your friend help you put straight pins down the outside seam of both legs. You want it to be almost form fitting but leave enough room to get in and out of them. My jeans are 100% organic cotton with no stretch so it was better to leave a little extra room.
STEP THREE: Sew along the lines created with the pins, with the jeans still inside out.
STEP FOUR: Flip the jeans back to the right side and try them on before cutting out any extra fabric created by the seam. And check out the saucy AFTER shots of my new DIY organic skinny jeans!!!
......................................FRONT VIEW ....................................
................................. BACK VIEW...........................................
YAY! Now I need to go walk to the health food grocery and show these hotties off! :) XOXO
Check out the VIDEO for this tutorial set to music.

6 comments:

applebottoms said...

you did a great job of blogging. i enjoyed reading it... you give a lot of sense. thanks for sharing your post i really love it, especially when the time you finished your product, it's really amazing.keep posting

-sidney-

gavelect said...

I was not a big fan of the black skinny jeans when they first came out, it took me a year to try a pair on but now they have grown on me.

Quinn said...

Thanks! I'm not going to go to H&M & waste precious resources on some skinny jeans. I'll try to make my own & make use of my sewing machine.

Anonymous said...

kool i would love to try that cause they dont have any skinny jeans me cause im bi

applebottoms said...

Hey! i really like the way you changed your old pants to skinny jeans. hope to try that at home. thanks for the ideas, keep it up!


-sidney-

Eric said...

Well done! Your new jeans look fantastic!