278.today I made myself a new skirt out of old jeans!

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    I took my favorite pair of old jeans, which had developed a ridiculous hole in the crotch, and transformed them into a jean skirt. I looked at about a million tutorials (google "sewing jean skirt out of jeans" and you get a ton of hits) and in the end did something kinda my own in order to preserve existing seams. It involved some hand-sewing.

    And I ought to have, you know, given it an ironing before I came down to take the pictures, and the bottom hem isn't perfectly straight, but it is totally wearable! I'm thrilled!! I love these jeans so much, I'm glad I get to wear them anew.

    S. J. Pajonas (spajonas), rue bee., and 2 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. leedav 43 months ago | reply

      Totally rad!

    2. choo choo knits 43 months ago | reply

      its a perfect jeans skirt! I bet you could make a pretty buck doing this for people too!

    3. Maryam S. 43 months ago | reply

      looks fantastic! i like that things are a little askew -- gives it charm.

    4. mintyfreshflavor 43 months ago | reply

      thanks for all the skirt love! it was a fairly straightforward process but still took me 3 hours to get through it, with several fittings, etc.

      the hilarious part that I forgot to mention? I found $3 in the pocket. I haven't worn them in at least a year!!

    5. *Erin Nicole 43 months ago | reply

      You're so darn crafty!

    6. mikomiao 43 months ago | reply

      very cute! want to convert some of mine? i kind of hate sewing denim (i alter my own jeans usually).

    7. susiejulie 43 months ago | reply

      way to go, it looks great!

    8. mywayNorway 43 months ago | reply

      Great job!! The skirt will look great with boots too.

    9. jujudo123* 43 months ago | reply

      Well done! It looks so perfect.

    10. elizabetht 43 months ago | reply

      that is awesome!!!

    11. (library)Liz 43 months ago | reply

      I've always wanted to do this.

    12. jaceycraft 43 months ago | reply

      The skirt gave you money, too?? Awesome. It's super cute.

    13. jodi*mckee 43 months ago | reply

      you are a crafty rockstar! super cute!!

    14. brindljs 43 months ago | reply

      The jeans paid you for your great work

    15. daily pleasure 43 months ago | reply

      This is amazing! Great work Erin, it really turned out fantastic!

    16. S. J. Pajonas (spajonas) 43 months ago | reply

      turned out great!! i did this once a LONG time ago and really should do it again. i have a ton of old jeans that could use this treatment :)

    17. rue bee. 43 months ago | reply

      Wow, I love this skirt. Way to be resourceful!

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