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.