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Got a pair of old jeans lying around? Why not turn them into a new stylish skirt? It's really simple, just follow the directions below.

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Step 1: Cutting the legs

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First, take out your old jeans, lay them out flat on the table and cut about 12 inches off the legs. If you want, you can make it shorter later.

Step 2: The seam ripper, you're new BFF

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Take out your seam ripper. If you don't have a seam ripper, get one. They are cheap and will ROCK your DIY world!

Step 3: Rip the seams

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Turn the pants inside out and with the seam ripper, start ripping the seams at the crotch and go all the way down both of the inseams.

Step 4: Don't forget the othe side

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Now, turn your pants right side and rip out other outer part of the inseams.

Step 5: This is what it should look like

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When you are done it should look something like this.

Step 6: More ripping

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Rip the front seam up to where the zipper begins and rip the back seam up to where your belt loops begin.

Step 7: Pin the seams

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Carefully, pin the front pieces together. By carefully i mean, make sure the front stays smooth and you get no bunching. I also flattened out the top, overlapping seam all the way to give it a more DIY feel.

Step 8: Pinning the back

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Then, turn your skirt inside out and pin the back pieces together. the most important part of the pinning is the very top where the seams meets the belt loop. Take your time to place the fabric together just right. When you pin, start from the top and work your way down to the bottom in a straight line. There will be excess fabric to cut off after you sew and try on skirt.

Step 9: You're ready to sew the back

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Sew a seam following your back pin line.

Step 10: Sewing the front

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Turn the skirt right side out and sew a seam following your front pin line.

Step 11: And you're done!

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Congratulations, you just made yourself a denim skirt! That wasn't hard, right?
Very gud attempt....Thank I will try....
cmeyer53 years ago
this is great!! thanks!
blackdog_003 years ago
true xD nice DIY
hempiebabe4 years ago
 Thank You so much!!! I just finished making mine and it was quick and simple. Plus I love my new skirt :) 
jake19964 years ago
I am a guy and i am trying to make a skirt for my girlfriend out of some camo hunting pants but it has to be longer than the one you are advertising here....HELP!!!
can you make these longer than what you say to?
elang12164 years ago
thank you!
and your pic are awesome!!
sew geek4 years ago
I LIKE THIS IDEA........................... IT'S SOOOO SIMPLE & YOU JUST CAN'T GO WRONG WITH IT~~~ AT ALL!!!!!!

JUST WONDERING WHEN YOU STARTED PRACTICING DID U USE BOY JEANS??????

SOO YOU WOULDN'T MESS UP ON YOUR JEANS YOU ALREADY HAD?
lilmamacita5 years ago
Awesome!!! kEEp iT Up! I had the same Q?
cherriheart5 years ago
I just happen to have a part of dark blue jeans that I was planning to throw out... how convienent :)
evolvedpoet5 years ago
I did this exactly like your directions...and. it. is. so. CUTE!!!! Thank you so much for sharing. :)
asimps6 years ago
I remember these from the 1970s! Fun to make & really comfy. Buy some used jeans and turn them into great skirts for CHEAP! Check out Old Jeans Home
RekaM6 years ago
I bought a skirt just like this three weeks ago and paid $80 for it. While I was buying it I kept thinking "I bet I could make one." And it looks like I could have. Great instructions. Thanks for sharing!