Sunday, November 6, 2016

"Cut & Paste" Jeans

The other day I felt like experimenting with some jeans.  I got the urge to "cut & paste," so to speak, one pair onto another.

I began by picking out the hem on both pairs of jeans.  My jeans weren't the same length, so I ended up cutting off the bottom of the longer jeans to match the other pair. Once I was finished sewing my inserts, I reattached the part of the hem I had cut off to make the over all jeans the right length.  You can see it better in the close-up that follows later in the post.

I also picked apart some of the waistband on both pairs.

Next, I cut away a portion of the jeans that would be receiving the insert.
I cut this strip 3" wide, or 1 1/2" on the fold.

I then cut away the side of the other pair of jeans to add as my insert.  I cut this insert 2" wider than the first, so it was 5" wide, or 2 1/2" on the fold.  This allowed for 1/2" seams on both sides of the insert.

I pinned and stitched my inserts in place, then reattached the waistband.

After removing the pockets from the one pair of jeans, I pinned and stitched them offset over the other pockets.

And that was it...a "cut and paste" pair of jeans!

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