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How To Customize Jeans Just The Way You Like: Fit & Style
Posted By Tipnut On November 23, 2011 @ 11:59 am In Sewing | No Comments
Did you find that perfect pair of jeans but they’re a bit too long? Or just a titch too short? Maybe you found a pair that fits just-right, but need a little stylish something added to make them perfect.
Here’s a reference sheet you’ll want to keep on hand full of tutorials and ideas to help you get started (and I’ll be adding more goodies as I find them).
Most are suitable for both adult and child sizes and involve a bit of cutting and sewing (especially for alterations), but there are a few ideas for embellishing them that just need a crafty touch (such as bleaching designs or dying the pants darker). Have fun!
Ending Bum Crack How-To : Here’s a simple way to fix that back gap, install a piece of elastic at the back waist.
Kansas A’s Method For Hemming : Learn to hem like a pro with this tutorial loaded with pictures and instructions.
How To Make Them Smaller : Don’t like the bootcut or want them less wide around the legs? Here’s how to fix that by cutting & re-sewing the inner legs.
Re-Dying A Darker Blue : Learn how to transform a favorite but faded pair of jeans into a darker blue so they look new again.
Gold Painted : Paper doilies, gold fabric paint and a paint sponge are used to add some designer style to an ordinary pair of jeans.
Zipper Legs How-To : Here’s how to add a zipper to the bottom of each leg so skinny jeans don’t make your feet look so huge.
Adding Ruffles : Another cute look for girls, a fabric ruffle is sewn onto the bottom hem. Great idea for adding some length too.
Painted Embellishments : Add a splash of color with this technique using a stencil of your choice and fabric paint (or screen printing ink).
Easy Maternity Jeans : This method uses fabric from a tight fitting t-shirt to make the stretchy panel for the pants.
DIY Floral Print : Using a piece of lace or a floral pattern, trace design onto white denim with fabric markers.
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URLs in this post:
 Clever Fix For Waist Too Large: http://www.burdastyle.com/techniques/take-in-jeans-at-the-side-seam--2
 Ending Bum Crack How-To: http://www.patchworkposse.com/blog/2008/04/ending-bum-crack-one-pant-at-time/
 How To Lengthen Them: http://cottonandcurls.blogspot.com/2010/12/lengthening-pants.html
 Kansas A’s Method For Hemming: http://kansasa.blogspot.com/2008/01/hemming-jeans-tutorial.html
 Clever Hem: http://www.daciaray.com/?p=38
 How To Make Them Smaller: http://cottonandcurls.blogspot.com/2010/12/how-to-make-jeans-smaller-or-just.html
 How To Add Bell Bottoms: http://www.henryhappened.com/diy-bell-bottom-jeans.html
 Re-Dying A Darker Blue: http://foxflat.wordpress.com/2010/05/01/re-dyeing-jeans-to-make-them-dark-again/
 Add A Hippie Fringe: http://megibug.blogspot.com/2009/06/get-your-groove-on.html
 Gold Painted: http://honestlywtf.com/diy/diy-gold-painted-jeans/
 Rock Star Style: http://www.maizehutton.com/rockstarjeans.html
 Zipper Legs How-To: http://www.teresadoesit.com/?p=659
 Ribbon Cuff: http://darnkat.wordpress.com/ribbon-jeans-tutorial/
 Adding Ruffles: http://fromanigloo.blogspot.com/2010/02/ruffle-jeans-tutorial.html
 Patching Tutorial: http://violapearl.blogspot.com/2009/03/patching-jeans.html
 Painted Embellishments: http://abeautifulmess.typepad.com/my_weblog/2011/09/heart-jeans-diy.html
 Add A Maternity Band: http://www.running-w-scissors.com/2011/01/how-to-add-maternity-band-to-jeans.html
 Easy Maternity Jeans: http://createstudio.blogspot.com/2010/04/easy-maternity-jeans-tutorial.html
 Fabric Cuffs & Colorful Buttons: http://www.canadianliving.com/moms/fun/denim_redux_add_a_crafty_fabric_cuff_to_your_jeans.php
 DIY Floral Print: http://www.lovemaegan.com/2012/04/floral-print-jeans-diy.html
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