Monday, October 15, 2012

DIY Skinny Cords

I've seen this done everywhere.  How to change your regular jeans into skinny jeans.  
I really love the idea because that means more pants to wear with the fabulous fall and winter boots!  Nice.
So I joined in and whipped up some skinny cords!  Perfect for fall!

So stinking easy!
Here are the steps: 

Start off with a flare/bootcut style of pants.  

Flip it inside out.

Lay an existing pair of skinny pants/jeans over top (also inside out).

Line up the inner seams from leg to crotch.

Get yourself some pins and chalk.

Adding a little extra for seam allowance, trace along the line of the skinny jeans.  Then pin straight and flat.  Do this to both legs.

Sew all along the chalk line.  Now try them on, while inside out.  Be sure it fits well and there's no bubbling.  If so, go back and pin and sew.  If all is good, move on to the next step.

Now cut off the excess, leaving about 1/2 inch.

Serge the ends or use a zigzag stitch like I did, so it won't fray.

Put them on and be sure it fits fine.

Yay for new skinny cords!!!  Gotta love free new clothes.

Have a marvelous Monday, my friends!

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Debi Bolocofsky said... Best Blogger Tips

These came out great. What an easy thing to do. I have a link party on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this and any other posts. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. It runs from Wednesday to Sundays.
I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
Debi Bolocofsky
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Kathie said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow, you make it look so easy! This is great for a pair of jeans that fit really well but not so in style. Love it. Another reason I NEED a sewing machine. I hope Santa's listening! :)
Thanks for sharing!

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said... Best Blogger Tips

Cute! Perfect for boot season!

CC said... Best Blogger Tips

so cute! I have a pair of mint cords from several years ago that I am considering doing this to. :) Just can't decide.

Eliza Kay said... Best Blogger Tips

So many pants I want to do this to!

I'm your newest follower visiting from Made By You Monday Blog Hop. Come and say hi!

A Geek In Glasses said... Best Blogger Tips

Awesome job on the pants. Found you on A Glimpse Inside linky party!

litlsis said... Best Blogger Tips

I so need to do this to a couple of pairs of pants. Thanks for sharing!

Jill said... Best Blogger Tips

Great work Vixen! Love your 'new' pants!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

WTFab said... Best Blogger Tips

These came out great! Would love it if you linked up on my blog hop Also let me know if you'd like to follow each other!