- 3 Pairs of old jeans (yes, THREE, the eye like to see things in three.
Keep them all the same cut, for example,
I used some boot leg jeans I was obsessed with 5 years ago and could not bring myself to part from just yet.
- Denim or yellow topstitching thread,
- Supplies, sewing machine, thread (join pieces), needle, etc….
- Lay your jeans on top of each other, match the leg width and length with each the others. Plan out where you want to cut and slice your jeans, I used Rebecca Taylor’s $235 look as my inspiration (not exact copy) and kept the placement of patchwork organic feeling and very asymmetrical. The ONLY thing symmetrical should be the length of your pants.
- This next part is important:
PLAN FOR SEAM ALLOWANCES.
Before you cut, it would be best to draw out with a fabric safe marker your seams THEN add seam allowances to the pieces you will keep. It would be awful if you cut them all and your jeans were at the wrong length. Then again, Rebecca Taylor’s denim IS cropped, so my advice to you is go where inspiration takes you!
- After that, pin in place and attach your denim pieces to each other by sewing the leg lengths together, top stitch down, iron to smooth out bumps, and you’re done!
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