This $2 DIY Maternity Jeans Hack Was Inspired By Khloe Kardashian

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by Marigood Suns
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The Khloe Kardashian maternity jeans by Good American are a stylish way to wear jeans during pregnancy. But, looking at the images, I was pretty sure I could make my own DIY maternity jeans using the same elastic-pocket maternity jeans hack.

Follow this quick and simple tutorial on how to make your jeans into maternity jeans. It’s a great way to reuse old jeans and expand jeans, whether for pregnancy or just for sizing. Thank you, Khloe Kardashian, for the inspiration for this hack!

Tools and materials:

  • Pair of jeans
  • Wide sewing elastic
  • Pins
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine
Maternity jeans hack

1. Cut out the jean pockets

Cut out the front pockets from your regular jeans, starting from the top of the waistband and proceeding inside your jeans.

How to make your jeans into maternity jeans

You will be cutting only the inside pocket. Do not cut around the pocket on the outside of your jeans. You should end up with the pocket lining and the bit of jean fabric between the waistband and the pocket opening removed from your jeans. Detach the pocket lining from the denim.

DIY maternity jeans tutorial

2. Cut out the elastic shape

Use the denim that you just removed from your jeans as a pattern for cutting your elastic, adding ¼ of an inch for a seam allowance on the elastic. Cut the elastic to fit the hole above the pocket on your jeans.

Turn your regular jeans into maternity jeans

3. Pin the elastic in place

Turn your jeans inside-out and pin the elastic in place inside your jeans, lining the top of the elastic up with the top of the jeans waistband. Trim any excess elastic.

How to make normal jeans into maternity

4. Sew the elastic onto the jeans

Sew the elastic in place either by hand or on a sewing machine, using a zigzag stitch.

Easy DIY maternity jeans hack

DIY maternity jeans tutorial

Don’t these DIY maternity jeans look comfortable? You could switch up the color of the elastic to create a statement with bright pockets, or match the elastic color to your denim for a seamless look.

If you liked this tutorial on how to make maternity jeans out of regular jeans and expand jeans waistlines in general, leave a comment!

Suggested materials:
  • Pair of jeans
  • Wide sewing elastic
  • Pins
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  • Doj12481082 Doj12481082 on Aug 14, 2021

    did this to all my pants years ago when i was pregnant, as i am sure most women did .