I’ve had these maternity jeans since I was pregnant with Ronen, but I never wore them with him because they came up a bit too high for my liking. I noticed I don’t have any maternity skinny jeans but plenty of regular ones. And since these weren’t getting used anyway, I figured I’d go ahead and make skinny jeans from them!
This is a super easy sewing project so if you have any pants or jeans you’d like to convert for whatever reason, follow along!
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How to Make Skinny Jeans
First, you turn your jeans inside out. Put them on. Check which seam has the top-stitch. Mine was on the inseam so I pinned along the outer seam. Put pins along where you would like the skinny jeans to fit. Safety pins would be better so you’re not getting stabbed while pulling them off, like me.
Take them off and sew along the line of pins, taking them out as you go. Cut off the excess, leaving 1-2 inches in case the fit isn’t quite right.
Try them on to check fit. If needed, pin and sew again.
If the fit is good, trim some more off if you want. I left about 1 inch in case I gain any more weight this pregnancy and need to take them out a bit. Then sew a zig-zag stitch along the edge where you sewed.
Turn them right-side-out and try on your new skinny jeans!
Here’s the outer seam. You can’t even tell that they weren’t made like this! No more too-short jeans!
Let me know if this tutorial to make skinny jeans was helpful to you! I’d love to know how yours turn out!