Skinny jeans are very cute and fashionable right now. They are very flattering and are a great addition to your wardrobe. If you have some regular jeans in your closet that you don’t like anymore, you can quickly turn them into skinny jeans.
My daughter needed new pants, so we went to goodwill to buy some. She doesn’t like bootcut jeans, but they didn’t have very many skinny jeans to choose from. We found pants that fit around the waist and then turned them into skinny jeans at home. She had some skinny jeans that fit her nicely already, so that is what we used as a pattern.
Here is how you can do the same. Take your regular jeans and turn them inside out and face them zipper side down on the floor or table.
Do the same with the skinny jeans that fit you and lay those on top of the regular jeans (I forgot to turn mine inside out before I took this picture).
Make sure everything is nice and smooth by grabbing the inside leg seam with one hand and use the other hand to smooth over the leg of the pants to make sure there are no wrinkles in the fabric.
Line up the outer edge of both pant legs. Now trace with a marker along the inside edge of the seam of the skinny jeans starting at the knee and going all the way down to the bottom of each leg. Here’s what it looks like after you’ve made your line.
Now take your jeans to your sewing machine or serger. If your using your sewing machine, use a straight stitch and sew along the line you made. Change your stitch on your sewing machine to a zig-zag stitch and sew on the outside of your straight stitch, like the drawing below. This will reinforce your straight stitch.
Trim off all the excess fabric and your done!
Great Job! You have skinny jeans now!