How to Cut Your Old Jeans Into Shorts
Learn how to give a new life to your old jeans and make from them the summer jean shorts.
The denim fabric that is used for sewing mens or womens jeans has many advantages but there is also a drawback. Denim wears out quickly, rips and holes are formed, especially on the knees and in the bottom of the jeans.
To prolong the life of your old jeans you can patch holes and rips. But the easiest way is to turn on old jeans into the cutoffs.
First thing you need to do - measure a length of shorts legs.
Female jean shorts can be short. But if you shorten jeans for your boy, make its lenght below the knee. Boys often fall and it will be better if his knees are protected.
To make a double hem fold on jeans you need add to hemline 3 - 4 cm. Draw second line, as shown.
Now it's time to cut jeans along lower line using big tailors scissors.
Draw markings line on the backside of jean shorts.
The main thing is correctly to measure a length of second leg of shorts. Fold the jeans shorts as shown. Smooth the fabric of the jeans with your hands and combine the top of the jeans along the belt line.
Draw the line along the first trimmed edge of jean shorts, as shown.
Take big tailors scissors and cut jeans along this line.
Now you need fold bottom of shorts and press hem along first (top) line.
Fold the hem in half and press hem around second (lower) line.
To perform the finishing stitching around the hemline you need use special thick thread. Wind it on the bobbin only. Thread needle with usual thin thread.
Tips: If you not have special thick thread you can wind on the bobbin double usual thin threads.
For sewing jeans fabrics you need to use an industrial sewing machine.
Do not try to sew jeans on a household sewing machine. For sewing thick jeans seams at home, you can use the old sewing machine, like Singer only.
Make the finishing stitching onto inner side of jean shorts so that the thick bobbin thread will be on face side.
The jeans shorts are ready. You need only press the hem around and you can wear your jean shorts.
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