Best Way to Make a DIY Denim Mini Skirt

by Sukari
7 Materials
30 Minutes

I love how easy making this skirt is! It’s the perfect way to upcycle old jeans and have a really cute bottom for the warmer weather. Take a few minutes out of your day and watch this DIY denim skirt tutorial. You won’t regret it.

Tools and materials:

  • Jeans
  • Ruler
  • Chalk
  • Scissors
  • Thread
  • Pins
  • Sewing machine
DIY denim mini skirt from old jeans

Cut excess fabric 

Start by cutting your jeans to a shorter length. Next, use scissors to cut across the inside seam of the legs. This should leave your jeans open in the middle. 

DIY denim jeans to skirt

Cut middle seam 

Cut a few inches along the middle seam of the pants (both sides!). The goal is to be able to fold the left side of the pants over the right without having any bulking. 

DIY denim skirt tutorial

Pin, pin, pin 

Once the left side is laying nicely over the right use pins to secure the denim in place. Remember to do this on both sides. 

Cut jeans to the desired length

Try and measure 

With the pins securely in place carefully try on the skirt and mark off your desired length. Then cut carefully - you can save the excess fabric to fill in the triangle if you need.  

DIY denim mini skirt

Sew the seam 

Using a straight stitch, sew along the seam of the skirt to finish! 

DIY denim skirt

I am so excited to wear this skirt! It’s an awesome option for those hot summer nights or paired with some tights for the crisp fall. This DIY denim jeans to skirt project is so easy and so useful. Nothing better than something versatile. 

Suggested materials:
  • Jeans
  • Ruler
  • CHalk
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