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How to Make a Denim Skirt

March 16, 2020

Making your own one-of-a-kind denim skirt is easier than you might think. With this simple DIY project, you can upcycle a pair of old jeans and turn it into a brand-new denim skirt.

Overhead shot of DIY supplies laid out on a wood table along with a pair of jeans.

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

Images of hands working to DIY a pair of jeans into a denim skirt.

STEP 1

Use your seam ripper to remove the jean’s inner seam stitches.

TIP

This first step can take 30-45 minutes, so cue up your favorite podcast or playlist and get in the zone.

STEP 2

Fold over the flap and pin it together.

STEP 3

Use your tape measure to find your preferred skirt length (we’re loving a mini!) and mark with chalk.

Images of hands working to DIY a pair of jeans into a denim skirt.

STEP 4

Cut along the chalk marks with your scissors.

STEP 5

Measure the triangular open area and cut a denim piece from your scraps to cover it.

STEP 6

Once you’ve positioned and pinned the new piece, use your sewing machine to lock it in place.

STEP 7

Remove any excess fabric or loose threads and voila! You have a brand-new skirt.

 

Don’t have an old pair of jeans available to try out this DIY project? Shop our selection of denim skirts.

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