How do you make a wide leg pants into a skirt?

How do you make a wide leg pants into a skirt?

Turning pants into shorts is pretty straightforward: cut off the bottom of the leg and hem it. The only real difference in turning pants into a skirt is that you have to open up the leg seams and then close them back up again.

Is it easy to make a maxi skirt?

This type of fabric will offer a great fit but it’s still super easy to work with (as opposed to stretchy fabrics which are awesome but a little more tricky to sew with). Step One: Find your waist measurement and your waist to floor measurement with a measuring tape and jot those down on a piece of paper.

How much fabric do I need for a maxi skirt?

For an everyday maxi skirt, you’ll need about 2.5 yards of wide fabric (mine was 52 inches wide). You definitely want to use a lightweight, drapey fabric.

How to make a denim skirt from recycled jeans?

To make a denim mini skirt with recycled jeans, choose a pair of jeans that fit you well and cut them down to the length you want your skirt to be. Next, cut the front and back seams open, then cut up along the front and back crotch seams.

What kind of jeans to wear with a long skirt?

Choose 2 pairs of matching denim jeans for your long skirt. One pair needs to fit you well around the waist since you’ll use it as the top of the skirt. It doesn’t matter how the second pair of jeans fits, as long as the color of the denim matches the other pair.

What kind of fabric do you use to make a skirt?

If you’d like to make a lighter, flowing skirt, choose jeans that also contain synthetic material, such as elastic, or a polyester blend. The cotton and synthetic material create a stretchier fabric that will make a lightweight skirt. Tip: Pick straight, wide-leg, or boot-cut jeans instead of skinny jeans.

What’s the best way to hem a skirt?

Set the cut-off pant legs aside for another project. If you want to hem the skirt, cut it 1½ inches (3.81 centimeters) longer than you want it to be. Consider trying the jeans on first, then making a mark with a pen where you want to cut them.