DIY Skinny Jeans

So my sweet crafty friend had a pair of boot cut jeans that were a bit too short. So instead of just throwing them out she decided to join the skinny jean revolution (maybe a few years late…but still…haha) and turn her short boot cuts into skinny jeans! She saved $$, got to spend time with me, and now she has a “new” pair of jeans…win, win, win!!

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So how do you turn a pair of jeans in to skinny jeans? Glad you asked!

What you need:
Sewing machine (this one is on sale right now…with free shipping!)
thread
pins
pencil

What you do

Put the jeans on that you want to transform into skinny jeans. Have a friend pull them to the desired tightness and pin!

If you know me at all, you know that I do not sew or knit or anything cute and homesteady. But check me out!! Look at me just pinning away!

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Once you are all pinned and ready to go. Mark the pinned line with a pencil then run the jeans through the sewing machine along the line.

Turn the jeans inside out and cut off the excess fabric and zig-zag the seam so it doesn’t fray.

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Bam…there you go! DIY Skinny jeans! Just check out this before and after!

Before...baggy and loose

Before…baggy and loose

After...nice and tight! Fits perfectly in a pair of boots!

After…nice and tight! Fits perfectly in a pair of boots!



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