As the girls and I went school shopping this year, we found these skirts(which were in style when I was a young girl) in a name-brand store, that looked very similar to this one for $22, and I thought…”Hey, what a great idea to recycle their jeans with holes in the knees!!” I know, impressive thinking huh!! So…..on our way home, we stopped at Wal-Mart, grabbed some fabric (they have pre-cut pieces for a dollar, so we grabbed two pieces per skirt.) We then came home and pulled out their jeans, picked out a pair that was pretty warn out, and took it all to the sewing table.
The first item on my list was to cut the jeans right across the crotch area. I don’t know a nicer way to say that, so there you go. I laid the jeans flat, and just by eyeballing it (not measuring for evenness) cut the jeans straight across, right where the legs meet together at the top. Next, I took the fabric my daughter picked out for two dollars, and I sewed the two separate pieces together, with right sides facing one another. I am not even sure if you can see that in the picture, but you hopefully get the idea. Then, I sewed a small hem on the bottom of the fabric, by folding it up twice and then running a straight stitch through it. Following that, I sewed a seam at the top of the fabric, and when finished I pulled on the bottom thread and gathered the fabric that way. Nothing too complicated. After the fabric portion of the skirt was prepped and ready to go, I turned it inside out, so right sides were touching again, and then placed the jeans, right side up, inside the fabric portion of the skirt. I then proceeded sewing the two sections of the skirt together (the jean to the fabric.) This is one of those moments where a Serger would have been so awesome to have, however, even though I didn’t have one at the time, I have one now, and it will be so great to use it during my next sewing expedition!!
Our middle girly girl requested her own, so I made one more and she adores it as well!! What a great idea!