Friday, March 1, 2013

trash to fabulous - junk jeans to cute skirt

Ya know what drives me nuts?  Little girl jeans, they never fit right.  They're either too long or too short and 99% of them are too big in the waist.  So you have to buy the ones with the elastic waist bands to shrink em up properly so your cute pig tail wearing baby girl doesn't look all gangster.

Then once you finally find that magic pair that fits right and you live happily ever after.

Just kidding.

They either grow out of them in two weeks or wear holes in the knees.  And your right back were you started....which is at old navy trying to get a toddler to try on 45 pairs of jeans.  

But summer is coming soon (I hope).  We don't need jeans! We need skirts and flip flops.  I got the idea from here.

Harlee's jeans with holes in the knees.  She has been doing this to quite a few of her jeans lately.
I cut them off just above the crotch, along with a pair of Cheyenne's jeans that were too short.

I cut two pieces of fabric for each skirt.  The pink I made 5 inches wide and long enough to wrap around the bottom of the jean skirt twice.  The green is 3 inches wide and just as long as the pink.
Then I hemmed one long side of each piece of fabric.

Then I sewed the ends together to make a circle.  Next time I make these I'm going to sew this before I hem it.

Next, sew your circles together on the unhemmed side with really really big stitches.

 Pull on the threads of your big stitches to gather it. 

 Now you have this funky tutu looking thing.

Pin funky looking tutu to jean skirt, right sides together and stitch.


 Fast. Easy. Cute.  That's how I roll.


  1. Good morning! Thank you SO much for linking up over at The Welcoming House for our Welcoming Wednesdays! I really enjoyed your post and laughed my way through it at certain places. You have been chosen as our featured blogger of the week over at today's link up, and I will be featuring your post over on the Welcoming House Facebook page as well! So much fun to meet you, and see such a simple and crafty idea! Thanks for participating and I hope to see more submissions from you in the future weekly linky parties!
    Blessings to you--those skirts are adorable!

  2. This is by far the easiest tutorial on how to make these I have seen. It makes it seem so simple I might just have to try it. Thanks. :)


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