Jean Skirt with Recycled Pieced Jeans

If you have jeans with holes in the knees or frayed hems this skirt is made for those jeans.  

I purchased several pairs of jeans at a clothing sale for $2 a piece and still have lots of jeans left.  I purchased the flared jeans so the bottom of the skirt has a bit of a curve.  The top of the skirt is one of those short short skirts (they seem to be everywhere in thrift stores) and I then cut the hem off.  You could also recycle a pair of jeans for the top. You will need to surge or zigzag all the unfinished seams so nothing comes apart in the wash.

I tried on the skirt top and decided how long I wanted my skirt.  I cut the hem off the pants and then the leg.  I then trimmed off the side seam.  Now I folded this piece in half and cut into two pieces.  After I had all my pieces I laid them out and sewed them together. NOTE:  These were all different sized jeans so the strips are different size widths.

I then made sure this piece was the right size by matching it to the bottom of the skirt top.  I then sewed it on and hemmed.  This project took me maybe 2 hours and the cost was less than $7.

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One Response to Jean Skirt with Recycled Pieced Jeans

  1. Pingback: My Favorite Purse Made with Recycled Jeans | lifewithkeo

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