What you will need:
2 pairs of jeans. One for the body of your skirt and one for the panels.
Pair of scissors.
Thread that matches the color of the pair of jeans you are using for the body.
A strong enough needle to go through the jean material. (Most needles meet this specification.)
Large table or ironing board.
Cut along the inside seam of the first pair of jeans.
Second pair of jeans.
Be sure that the fabric isn't wrinkled or it will be uneven after you cut it.
Cut along the inside seam of the legs.
When you're done, you should have two pieces that, spread out, look like this.
Pin the back of the first pair of jeans to one of the panels you just cut.
Here's a close up of the crotch area. Keep trying it will get flat eventually.
( Be sure to fold in the edges of the legs so that they don't fray visibly. I only fold it once, but it doesn't matter as long as the end product is flat.)
Repeat all of Step# 3 on the front of the skirt, except don't fold in the edge (unless you want to).
Pin along the original seam.
Step#5:Now, sew! Stay right outside of the seam in the front and about a 1/4 to a 1/2 inch from the edge in the back. When you get to the crotch, sew slowly, and just trust your pinning skills. If you have to, take it out, and try again.
You now have a handmade skirt! Congratulations!
If you want to, you can add flowers or paisleys; whatever you like!
I left mine plain this time.
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For a knee length skirt:
Cut off jeans evenly at the knee.
Follow step 1# on jeans and cut off pieces.
Take one panel and cut it in half. Cut off the hem. This will be your front and back panels. You should have one pant leg left over.
Follow steps #3 and #4 and #5.
Now hem the bottom. Fold it in twice for a tight hold. Sew.
Have a great time sewing! God Bless!
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