Wednesday, January 12, 2011


Do you have a pair of jeans lying around that you hardly wear and probably forgot about? Go fish it out, It's time to turn it into something you will want to wear. I have a new project for you.

Fun Fashion D.I.Y. project #3- Cropped jeans. 

You will need:

  • A pair of jeans
  • Scissors
  • Needle and thread
  • Two buttons

Step 1
Measure the length from your waist to your knees or wherever you want your shorts to reach.
Transfer this measurement to your jeans and add about an inch allowance for hemming. If you want a frayed hemline, skip the hemming and fray out the edges.

Step 2
Cut out 3 pieces from the bottom part of the pants you just cut out. Two squares measuring about 5 inches by 5 inches. Cut the other piece 5 inches by 3 inches.

Step 3
Fray out only two adjacent edges of the square patches.  You can add several slits on the patch. Lay one patch on one leg of your cropped pants, right side up. Make sure the frayed edges point to the waist. Sew across from one corner to the other across the middle of the patch.

Step 4
Bring the upper part down over the lower part to form a triangle pointing downwards.
Secure the tip by sewing on a button. The wrong side of the patch should be showing now. This is mainly to maximize contrast between the pants and patches.
Do the same for the other leg.

Step 5
Take the 5x3 piece, cut it and fray it as shown below. Stitch it on one of the legs in whatever direction you wish. You can add more of these patches if you want.

 Eventually you will have something that looks similar to this

Go rock your new awesome cropped jeans.
I’ll be rocking mine pretty soon, pics coming up J J