Transforming a pair of jeans into something else is a great project, and there are lots of instructions online to do a simple transformation by removing the center seam and inserting a triangular piece. But what if you want to do something different? Here’s a great project to transform your jeans into a cute pleated skirt. Let’s do it!
What you will need: good scissors or a rotary cutter, a sewing machine, thread, and pins. That’s it! If you have a serger, great. If not, you can zigzag your rough edges or leave them as is (they will all be hidden away).
Important Tip: Because this skirt will use all of the fabric from the legs, choose a pair that are in good shape. Really worn out jeans are better made into shorts. When you cut the legs off, the waist will become a little looser – so it’s okay to use a pair that are a little bit tight.
If you have any questions about this tutorial, please don’t hesitate to leave me a question in the comments section and I’ll get back to you right away. Suggestions and links are also welcome! Happy sewing, Devorah
STEP ONE: PREPARE THE TOP PIECE
STEP TWO: PREPARE THE FOUR LEG TUBES
STEP THREE: TURN THE LEG TUBES INTO FABRIC PANELS
STEP FOUR: TRANSFORM THE LEG PANELS INTO A SKIRT
STEP FIVE: PIN THE SKIRT FABRIC TO THE TOP
STEP SIX: Pin together 8 times, evenly around the skirt