Ever wanted something unique but not over the top?
Try this jean modification!
It shows just the right amount of skin, adds color to a boring pair of jeans, and makes you stand out. And is nice and breezy on a lovely summer day.
I've had a pair of jeans with the green... "garter hole thingy" in it for years, and this instructable will go through how to make one with pink ribbon. You can try what ever color you like. If you make the ribbons black, they kinda look like a garter. Or you can make the "hole" thing rainbow colored and sew buttons and draw pretty pictures on the rest of the jeans. It's up to you!
Step 1: Materials needed
-A pair of jeans
Try using an older pair if it's your first time in case you mess up. Also, people will notice if you wear these for consecutive days, so you might not want to use your best pair of jeans.
-Length of fabric ribbon
For doing one leg, measure around the leg twice and add a little for leeway. (I got 1.25 yards for my pink pair). I get my ribbon at Walmart, but you can get it at some at any craft of fabric store. Make sure the ribbon has a double edge and is meant to be sewed onto the edge of fabric, such as quilt edges.
-Some regular ribbon
Get some regular ribbon to connect the leg of the pants. This should probably match the color of your other ribbon.
Using big sewing scissors is best to cut through jeans.
-Sewing chalk or pencil
this is to outline where on the jeans you are going to cut.
This makes for sewing the edging onto the jeans much easier and looks neater. But you can do it by hand. With a lot of patience that is.
To match your ribbon.
To hold the ribbons in place.