DIY projects

Refashion Your Denims!


Okay ,today I'm sharing the simple yet effective 
Denim Refashions I did this week! 

The first refashion I did was on a favourite pair of jeans.

What I used for this:

  • Matching coloured embroidery thread
  • Scissors
  • A large needle

Being a rather short figured person I need to take most of my jeans up. The problem though with taking jeans up is that if they have a nice finish on the bottom leg seam you lose it when you cut off the extra length of the jeans. I wore my shortened jeans for a while but the unfinished look isn't my style. To make them look better and finished I got some embroidery thread that matched the thread used in the rest of the jeans, a large needle and did two simple straight stitches along the bottom of the jeans. 

Note: I split the embroidery thread in half so that I only used
three strands of thread for the stitch and not all six.

The next refashion I did was to add a little something special
to one of my favourite and comfy denim skirts
while also adding a bit more length to it.

What I used for This:
  • Matching cotton lace (or you could use a contrasting colour)
  • Sewing machine set for regular straight stitch (you could also hand stitch if you don’t have a machine)

I firstly picked a I thought would match the denim colour so it wouldn't look like a tack on job but add something special.
The lace I used had a pre-done non fray edge so it was very simple to sew on.I folded one end of the lace over and ironed it down. I then pinned it in place starting with the folded end.

Note: make sure that the unfinished side of the folded lace will be on the inside of the skirt.

Once the lace was pinned in place I set my sewing machine to a comfortable straight stitch setting and sewed on the lace.

When I had sewed to the end I cut away the extra
lace leaving just enough lace to finish this end t
he same as the other end, folding it in.

For the last step I sewed the two folded ends down making it look properly finished while also ensuring it will not fray on the ends.

Well now you know a little of what I got up to in my
sewing room this week. I hope you all have a great 
weekend and have been blessed by this post.

God Bless,
Written By Anita
Denim Refashion, Lengthen jeans, take up jeans, DIY, modest fashion, ladies fashion, Lengthen skirt, refashion skirt, modest skirts, sewing projects, hand stitching, embroidery
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