How To Make Skinny Jeans
Need to know how to make skinny jeans? Are you interested in making your own pair of skinny jeans? Do you have a closet full of old jeans that you no longer wear? Skinny jeans are back in style, but in this economy they can be a bit expensive. So, here is a way to recycle your ancient jeans for a fresh new look.
Materials to make skinny jeans:
- Sewing machine
- Marking chalk or permanent marker
- Full-length mirror
- First of all, when making your skinny jeans, you should start by putting the jeans on by wearing them inside out.
- Position yourself in front of a full-length mirror. On one side of the leg, you would like for the hem to stay as it is, while you will begin constructing a new, tapered seam to recreate the seam on the additional side. Begin with the right leg and grasp the base hem of your jeans to draw them firmly against your leg to construct a new seam.
- Start on pinning the new seam beginning from the base to the top using the straight pins. When making skinny jeans, you should make sure that your first pin lines up to the base hem, so that the cuff will be even when you begin to sew. Pin every couple of inches and merge into the original line of stitching at the knee by working your way up. To level the material around your leg while you pin, you may want use your hands. Be watchful or you will not be capable to remove the jeans if you are pinning too close. Look at your work in the mirror prior to you removing the jeans. If the material is crumpled or the base is not lining up, remove the pins and start over again. Use the permanent marker to sketch a line following the new outline of your leg up to your knee. A permanent marker will enable it to be more apparent on how to sew the new seam. Duplicate on the left leg.
- When making skinny jeans, be cautious of the pins while taking off your jeans. Prior to you sewing your jeans evaluate the thread tension of the sewing machine, by cutting off a small square of the remaining material. Also, that square will be the piece that you will remove off after creating your new seam.
Start stitching the new seam. Be sure the marker line you sketched is outside the edge of the presser foot. Follow the line up to the position at the knee where you merged within the first seam. Remove the pins and examine your work in the mirror. Remove the jeans and cut off the extra material, leaving about a half inch more than where you stitched. It is suggested that you may want to sew another seam that is corresponding to the first stitch for more support of your new seam. Duplicate on the other side.
- Lastly, all you will need to cut all of the extra threads. You have just made your own pair of skinny jeans. Now, you are ready for a night into town, looking good in your pair of skinny jeans!