Turn little girl jeans into a skirt

    Posted by  ·  May 21, 2010

    Refashion a child’s jeans into a skirt

    Someone is growing at our house and her jeans have become to short!

    So I cut off the legs just above the crotch.

    I then cut the legs into four equal strips. I left the seam and a bit of fabric on the other side of the seam on each leg piece.  If you didn’t want to use the legs of the jeans for the ruffle a cute cotton fabric would work great and make an extra cute skirt.

    Hem one edge on each leg piece. I folded under the edge next to the seam and edge stitched across the top to hem.

    With right sides together sew each end together to make a tube. Raw side seams can be finished if desired.

    On the edge without the hem zig zag over dental floss to gather. Gather.

    Place skirt and ruffle right sides together matching the top edge of ruffle with bottom edge of jeans. Evenly space gathers around the skirt, pin.  Sew all the way around.


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    3. Ashley c
      Saturday, May 28th, 2011
      I just made two skirts and a jumper with overalls for our memorial day cookout. Fount cookout/flag apron at thrift store!
    4. Caroline
      Tuesday, May 25th, 2010
      OMG this is an awesome idea. i have thrown out so many jeans and thought about making maybe a purse but this is much better and she can get much more use of it.

      Thank you so much!!
    5. Aleigha
      Monday, May 24th, 2010
      Super cute! What an awesome idea!
    6. Sunday, May 23rd, 2010
      SUPER CUTE! Great Tutorial!
    7. Sunday, May 23rd, 2010
      It is so cute! If only I have a baby girl.. I would surely make tons of things for her. Cute girl too by the way! :)
    8. Saturday, May 22nd, 2010
      Fantastic Idea! I'm going to try this one out for sure :)
    9. Lauralee Hensley
      Friday, May 21st, 2010
      What a way to use good looking jeans you find at yard sales that fit around your little girls waist, but not her leg length.
    10. Friday, May 21st, 2010
      Great idea! This is especially useful as my little one grows tall so fast. Some of her pants are still new but too short.
    11. Friday, May 21st, 2010
      very clever idea! now....if i only had a girl.....(3 boys here).... and if I only knew how to sew....
    12. Friday, May 21st, 2010
      She is so sweet ! I love the skirt!!
    13. Friday, May 21st, 2010
      Adorable! So easy. Love it! This post is going on my weekend links for sure! Thanks.
    14. Friday, May 21st, 2010
      Adorable and a fabulous idea!
    15. Friday, May 21st, 2010
      I've been meaning to make one of these for my girls but somehow, I never find time!!
    16. Annchan
      Friday, May 21st, 2010
      Did you use a gather foot for the ruffles or the thread pulling technique?
    17. Friday, May 21st, 2010
      I love this idea! Turned out so cute. I invite you to link up to my 'Finished for Friday' party today.
    18. Kristy
      Friday, May 21st, 2010
      LOVE your blog!! I love this tutorial. I was wondering how to do this and make a skort? I have a 6 yr old that loves to wear skirts and she has a bunch of jeans from school that have blown knees. would love to do this to them.

    19. Friday, May 21st, 2010
      cute and great diy! i can't wait to have kids so i can make clothes for them!
    20. Friday, May 21st, 2010
      I did this with jeans my daughter had ripped through the knees. I used a fat quarter in a fun floral to make the bottom of the skirt. Thanks for sharing the tutorial - I took pictures as I did mine but never got the time to do a blog post!