I feel almost guilty about admitting this, but sometimes when I’m at Target getting toothpaste, shampoo, or whathaveyou, I wander into the clothing section.
While wandering the other day, I saw several pairs of cropped jeans and pants that I loved!
And I coveted them.
And I allllllmost bought a pair.
But then I remembered this pair of jeans that I’ve had for years, but never wear anymore:
There’s nothing wrong with these jeans, I just seem to prefer every other pair I own over them.
This means they’ll be perfect for cropping to a trendier length!
I used a safety pin to mark where I wanted my DIY cropped jeans to fall on my leg.
Then I made a couple of chops, cutting a straight line along where I pinned.
I used the scrap from the first leg to mark the second leg & keep them even.
I didn’t feel like trying to rock the frayed look, so I folded those raw edges under twice and pinned them into place.
Then, I ran each leg through my sewing machine, using a basic straight stitch.
After a quick press, I was all done with my new DIY cropped jeans! 🙂
And just like that, I now have a cute pair of trendy cropped jeans! AND I saved myself about 30 bucks! 🙂
But wait a tic…why am I at the airport? And why is my sewing machine hanging out in the bottom corner of the above pic?
I have some exciting news, friends! A couple of days ago, I was contacted by Good Afternoon America!!!!
A lucky audience member will get a personalized refash by moi! I wonder who I’ll pick?! 🙂
Wish me luck!!!!
Edit from THE FUTURE: Here’s the clip for Refashionista on Good Afternoon America!
- 1 Pair of old jeans
- Safety Pin
- Fabric Scissors
- Straight Pins
- Clothing Iron
- Put your jeans on & mark where you want your cropped jeans to fall on your leg with a safety pin. Make sure to allow 1/2" in or so for a seam allowance.
- Cut a straight line where you pinned.
- Use the scrap from the leg you just cut to measure where to cut the second leg and cut it as well.
- Fold the bottom hems under twice and pin them in place.
- Sew the pinned hems with your sewing machine using a basic straight stitch.
- Press your new jeans' hems.