How to make a mini skirt from old jeans

Written by Gabriela | @stylishcircle

DIY: Turn your jeans into a sexy skirt 

Simple steps


Instead of throwing out your worn jeans, why not turn them into a chic skirt?

In order to do this, you need to follow some simple steps. Actually, it’s really simple. We will show you how to do this.

How to make a mini skirt from old jeans



You will need:

  • Some old jeans
  • A seam ripper
  • A sewing machine


  1. First of all, you need to cut the legs of the jeans. Do this without ripping or tearing the fabric! You need to lay the jeans out flat on a table and cut about 12 inches off the legs. For the moment, leave it like this, because if you want, you can make it shorter later.
  2. Now you will need a seam ripper in order to make your job easier. If you don’t have one, get one. A seam ripper it’s very cheap and can rock your DIY world. You’ll have to turn the pants inside out and with the help of the seam ripper, start ripping the seams at the crotch and go all the way down both of the inseams. Don’t forget to do this for the outer part, too.
  3. The next step will be to rip the front seam up to where the zipper begins and rip the back seam up to where your belt loops begin. Then carefully pin the front pieces together and then turn your skirt inside out and pin the back pieces together. The most important party of the pinning is teh very top where the seams meets the belt look, so take your time to do this right.
  4. Great! You’re ready to sew the back and the front.
  5. You’re done! You just made yourself a new denim skirt.

Also, check this video to have a clear vision about how to create the skirt correctly:


Video link


If you want to make the skirt look pretty cool, you can embellish it by simply adding a few gems, polka dots or cute doilies.

Give your skirt a little love by adding some beautiful gems. Once you have the skirt designed like this you are in no need for other jewelry.

There is not much work, you will only need a sweing kit.

There are infinite ways to spice up your skirt!

Isn’t it extremely easy to turn your old jeans into a mini skirt? 

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