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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

It's Easy To Alter Size & Fit Just The Way You Like

It's Easy To Alter Size & Fit Just The Way You Like

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!

burdastyle.com

burdastyle.com

Clever Fix For Waist Too Large [1]: If jeans fit well everywhere but the gap at the waist, here’s a clever way to fix that by working with the side seams.

Ending Bum Crack How-To [2]: Here’s a simple way to fix that back gap, install a piece of elastic at the back waist.

patchworkposse.com

patchworkposse.com

cottonandcurls.blogspot.com

cottonandcurls.blogspot.com

How To Lengthen Them [3]: Here’s a technique for getting some extra length out of your favorite pair of pants by unpicking the hem and reassembling for extra length.

Kansas A’s Method For Hemming [4]: Learn to hem like a pro with this tutorial loaded with pictures and instructions.

kansasa.blogspot.com

kansasa.blogspot.com

daciaray.com

daciaray.com

Clever Hem [5]: Here’s a way to shorten pants yet still keeping the original hem intact.

How To Make Them Smaller [6]: 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.

cottonandcurls.blogspot.com

cottonandcurls.blogspot.com

henryhappened.com

henryhappened.com

How To Add Bell Bottoms [7]: Jeans are opened at the seam then a scrap of denim sewn in to make the flared bottom.

Re-Dying A Darker Blue [8]: Learn how to transform a favorite but faded pair of jeans into a darker blue so they look new again.

foxflat.wordpress.com

foxflat.wordpress.com

megibug.blogspot.com

megibug.blogspot.com

Add A Hippie Fringe [9]: Here’s a fun look that adds a piece of decorative ribbon and fringe along the bottom cuff.

Gold Painted [10]: Paper doilies, gold fabric paint and a paint sponge are used to add some designer style to an ordinary pair of jeans.

honestlywtf.com

honestlywtf.com

maizehutton.com

maizehutton.com

Rock Star Style [11]: Transfer a design of your choosing onto denim with this simple technique using a bleach pen.

Zipper Legs How-To [12]: Here’s how to add a zipper to the bottom of each leg so skinny jeans don’t make your feet look so huge.

teresadoesit.com

teresadoesit.com

darnkat.wordpress.com

darnkat.wordpress.com

Ribbon Cuff [13]: Sweet look for little girls and easy to do too! You’ll just need bits of ribbon to pull this off.

Adding Ruffles [14]: Another cute look for girls, a fabric ruffle is sewn onto the bottom hem. Great idea for adding some length too.

fromanigloo.blogspot.com

fromanigloo.blogspot.com

violapearl.blogspot.com

violapearl.blogspot.com

Patching Tutorial [15]: Here’s how to repair rips and tears using a scrap of fabric and fusible interfacing.

Painted Embellishments [16]: Add a splash of color with this technique using a stencil of your choice and fabric paint (or screen printing ink).

abeautifulmess.typepad.com

abeautifulmess.typepad.com

projectsbyjess.blogspot.com

projectsbyjess.blogspot.com

Add A Maternity Band [17]: The front waist of the pants are cut off and then a band of wide elastic is sewn on.

Easy Maternity Jeans [18]: This method uses fabric from a tight fitting t-shirt to make the stretchy panel for the pants.

createstudio.blogspot.com

createstudio.blogspot.com

canadianliving.com

canadianliving.com

Fabric Cuffs & Colorful Buttons [19]: Add a fun fabric print at the cuff and buttons in a complimentary color.

DIY Floral Print [20]: Using a piece of lace or a floral pattern, trace design onto white denim with fabric markers.

lovemaegan.com

lovemaegan.com


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[1] Clever Fix For Waist Too Large: http://www.burdastyle.com/techniques/take-in-jeans-at-the-side-seam--2

[2] Ending Bum Crack How-To: http://www.patchworkposse.com/blog/2008/04/ending-bum-crack-one-pant-at-time/

[3] How To Lengthen Them: http://cottonandcurls.blogspot.com/2010/12/lengthening-pants.html

[4] Kansas A’s Method For Hemming: http://kansasa.blogspot.com/2008/01/hemming-jeans-tutorial.html

[5] Clever Hem: http://www.daciaray.com/?p=38

[6] How To Make Them Smaller: http://cottonandcurls.blogspot.com/2010/12/how-to-make-jeans-smaller-or-just.html

[7] How To Add Bell Bottoms: http://www.henryhappened.com/diy-bell-bottom-jeans.html

[8] Re-Dying A Darker Blue: http://foxflat.wordpress.com/2010/05/01/re-dyeing-jeans-to-make-them-dark-again/

[9] Add A Hippie Fringe: http://megibug.blogspot.com/2009/06/get-your-groove-on.html

[10] Gold Painted: http://honestlywtf.com/diy/diy-gold-painted-jeans/

[11] Rock Star Style: http://www.maizehutton.com/rockstarjeans.html

[12] Zipper Legs How-To: http://www.teresadoesit.com/?p=659

[13] Ribbon Cuff: http://darnkat.wordpress.com/ribbon-jeans-tutorial/

[14] Adding Ruffles: http://fromanigloo.blogspot.com/2010/02/ruffle-jeans-tutorial.html

[15] Patching Tutorial: http://violapearl.blogspot.com/2009/03/patching-jeans.html

[16] Painted Embellishments: http://abeautifulmess.typepad.com/my_weblog/2011/09/heart-jeans-diy.html

[17] Add A Maternity Band: http://www.running-w-scissors.com/2011/01/how-to-add-maternity-band-to-jeans.html

[18] Easy Maternity Jeans: http://createstudio.blogspot.com/2010/04/easy-maternity-jeans-tutorial.html

[19] Fabric Cuffs & Colorful Buttons: http://www.canadianliving.com/moms/fun/denim_redux_add_a_crafty_fabric_cuff_to_your_jeans.php

[20] DIY Floral Print: http://www.lovemaegan.com/2012/04/floral-print-jeans-diy.html

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