Hola! I wanted to share with everyone how I upcycled old jeans into something completely different and cool. I love upcycling jeans and I try to think of new ways to repurpose them. For this project my darling husband donated a pair of his old jeans. I also used a pair of my old jeans to pair with the top. Upcycling clothes is great for the environment and it helps you save your coin$.
To make the top I designed it on my dress form with draping tape. I then draped it with muslin to form my pattern pieces. After draping I then transferred the muslin pattern pieces onto paper so that I could grade up/ resize the pattern pieces to fit my measurements.
What you’ll need for this project:
old pair of jeans, dress form, draping tape, chalk, muslin, scissors, pins, sharpie, rulers (curved & straight), separating zipper, plastic boning, thread, sewing machine(s), tape measure, needle and thread and roll of paper.
I grabbed my draping tape and designed the top on my dress form.
I think it’s looking great so far. What do you guys think?
You must have a separating zipper for this project. This zipper I had was too long so I had to cut it.
Line the zipper up and cut it to the proper size.
Cut the top of the zipper but, make sure the zip at the bottom. I used needle and thread to make a catch for the zipper. I also removed 1/2 inch of the coils from the tops. I used a smaller wire cutter to remove the coils. You remove the coils so that you won’s sew them and break your sewing needle.
Pin the zipper in place. Make sure the coils are facing inwards.
I used a zipper foot.
Separating zipper installed.
I also topstitched the zipper to keep the zipper in place.
Check out the finished product and let me know what you guys think. Also, if you would like to see me upcycle a jean idea that you have; leave your idea in the comment section.