Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Flared Jeans into Skinny Jeans Tutorial

It's a happy day when you fit into jeans that you've been waiting for YEARS to fit again.

But it's a sad day when you realize they are grossly out of style . . . and maybe *ahem* they were even out of style the last time you wore them.

Start with your wretched flares . . .
Try them on inside-out.
Pin (on the outside) one leg to a comfortable fit,
be sure to leave at least an inch away from your
legs--it will be smaller when you sew it. (You can
go as loose or tight as you want--I don't like my
jeans skin tight on my calves. These are actually
more "boot cut" than skinny jeans.
Remove jeans and mark pins with a highlighter
Remove pins, and use a ruler to connect your pin
dashes--make the line as straight as you can
[Only YOU can prevent forest fires]
Sew over the line, be sure to backstitch several times at both ends.
And sew a second seam alongside the first . . . 
Here's how it looks before cutting . . .
Cut away the flare, not too close to the seam
Fold your sewn and cut leg over the "un-sewn" one.  I used my iron
on this step to make sure the legs were completely the same.
Cut the"un-sewn" pant leg.  Then sew a double seam up the side.
Try those puppies on!
Totally got these cuties at Deseret Industries
I don't care if light-colored jeans are out.
I love 'em.


  1. Way cute! And so smart. I love my light colored jeans too :)

  2. Becca,
    Melissa is begging me to work this magic on some of her old flares. Great idea.

  3. I am going to do that right this minute! Perfect tutorial!! You are the BEST!! Meg

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  6. Gosh I would love to do this! Now I just need to get my refresher lesson on how to use a sewing machine again!! arghhh


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