Tools and materials:
- Sewing machine
I found a pair of jeans with the most amazing color and wash. The only problem was they were men’s jeans. Rather than give up on them, I decided to transform them into a fashion-forward pair of mom jeans which are so in right now! If you want to learn how to take a pair of jeans that are way too big and refashion them into a new, gorgeous closet favorite, this tutorial is definitely for you! Follow my step-by-step guide for all the ins and outs of this amazing upstyle.
This pair of men’s jeans was just way too big for me. I knew I could refashion them into the perfect pair for me and I couldn’t wait to get started!
The first thing I did was try on the men’s jeans. I then pulled the side with the buttonhole until it was the perfect fit on my waist and pinned it to mark that point. Once the pin was in place, I used a pencil to mark the new fit.
I then rolled up the leg of the jeans and pinned along the side seam at the place where I would need to take the legs in.
I used my scissors to cut off the bottom part of the legs.
I then drew a diagonal line from the bottom of the leg to the pocket and pinned along that line.
I hopped on over to my sewing machine and sewed along my pinned line. I then cut off the excess fabric from the original legs.
Once I had my new side seams in place, I knew I needed to press them to get the denim sitting properly. I wanted these new jeans to have a professional, clean finish.
Next, I cut open the seam at the crotch so that I could make the alterations to the waistline and get the perfect fit for my new, trendy jeans.
I opened up the zipper and sewed down the one side using the marking I had made earlier as a guide. While I was at the sewing machine I decided to hem the bottom of the pants as well. I couldn’t believe they were so close to being finished.
Finally, it was time to hand sew my new button. I stitched where the buttonhole would be and then cut it out. Next, I sewed a button onto the other side of the jeans.
I am so happy with the end results! These mom jeans are amazing. How would you style this pair? Let me know in the comments below!
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