Turn Your Jeans Into a Pencil Skirt

4 Materials
30 Minutes

Never throw out a pair of old jeans! Instead, follow this video to learn how to turn your old jeans into a cute pencil skirt.

Tools and materials:

  • Old jeans
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine
  • Thread
Cutting jeans

1. Cut your jeans

Cut off the legs of your jeans above the knees, or at whatever length you want your pencil skirt to be.

Re-doing seams

2. Re-do the seams

Open the inseams on both legs.

Re-doing seams

Now join the seams together to create a front and back seam for your skirt.

Shaping skirt

3. Shape your skirt

Trim the sides of your skirt to fit comfortably as a pencil skirt.

Shaping skirt

Sew in the new side seams of your skirt.

Shaping skirt

You may want to add a small panel at the bottom of the center back, if you need a bit more width.

DIY pencil skirt

Turn your jeans into a pencil skirt

You can hem your new pencil skirt, if you wish, or leave it with a frayed edge.

I hope you give this a try and leave a comment to let me know how your pencil skirt, made out of old jeans, turned out!


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Suggested materials:
  • Old jeans
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine
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  • Jules Jules on May 23, 2023

    Great idea! I am going to do this to some favorite jeans that I saved but no longer fit.