Jeans to Capri – Refashion

Jeans to Capri - Refashion

The old jeans was given to me to make something with it. I needed capri jeans, so I thought I’d refashion the jeans into capri pants.

Old ripped capri jeans

The old jeans was badly ripped in the crotch area and at one leg.

How To Mend Your Jeans (In The Crotch Area) After Picture

I’ve written a tutorial how I mended the ripped jeans in the crotch area.

Wrong side of mended jeans
Wrong side of mended jeans
Mend rip jeans denim
The mended rip at the leg



Jeans to Capri Refashion

Jeans pants refashion zipper

Rip the seams at the top of the zipper.

Turn jeans into capri cut off waistband

Cut off the waistband –  without cutting off the zipper.

Fray Jeans Hem With Needle

Use a needle and fray the edge.

Distressed Jeans: Cut off waistband

You can leave the waist of the jeans like this; but my jeans were too wide now.

Cut off and frayed jeans waist, bias binding

So I added a cotton bias binding and inserted an elastic.

Finished zipper with bias tape, elastic jeans waist

Now fold down the top of the zipper and cover it with bias binding.

Jeans Refashion: Cut off legs

Decide how long you want your capri pants and cut off the legs. Then fray the hem with a needle like above.

Turn Jeans Into Capri
The finished capri pants
Mended jeans/ Distressed jeans
Mended rip at the leg and frayed hem

Dress to Shirt Refashion

I also refashioned the turquoise shirt. It was a short jersey dress or long shirt before. I cut off the top part and changed the neckline and armscye. There was also a large print with flowers and numbers before, now there’s just some floral print left at the V-neck.

Distressed Capri Jeans Refashion Upcycling

Here I’m wearing my DIY fabric and cork flip flops.

Sew DIY Capri Jeans

2 thoughts on “Jeans to Capri – Refashion

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Claire! 🙂 I love my new capris – they’re perfect for summer. And it’s so easy to turn jeans into capris.

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