The old jeans was given to me to make something with it. I needed capri jeans, so refashioned the jeans into capri pants.
The old jeans was badly ripped in the crotch area and at one leg.
Mending The Jeans
I’ve written a tutorial about how I mended the ripped jeans in the crotch area.
Jeans to Capri Refashion
Rip the seams at the top of the zipper.
Cut off the waistband – without cutting off the zipper.
Use a needle and fray the edge.
You can leave the waist of the jeans like this; but my jeans were too wide now.
So I added a cotton bias binding and inserted an elastic.
Now fold down the top of the zipper and cover it with bias binding.
Decide how long you want your capri pants and cut off the legs. Then fray the hem with a needle like above.
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.
Here I’m wearing my DIY fabric and cork flip flops.
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2 thoughts on “Jeans to Capri – Refashion”
These look great, I need to cut a few pairs of my old jeans down too. Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays last week. You are one of my features this week.
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.