Making a Jean Embellished Sweatshirt
Use the waist, zipper, seams, and pockets from a pair of jeans to create a unique embellished sweatshirt. The directions are found on this page.
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I love to wear sweatshirts and continue to try to "enhance" them. This one has a western feel. I hope you enjoy.
Approximate Time: 2 hours, depending on sewing skills
- sewing machine
- old jeans
- All in one step, cut around waist of jeans, zipper and pant legs, leaving 2 inch border.
- Pin waist band to the front and back of sweat shirt, with the leg seams aligned with the outside of the sleeves. Pin sleeves. I pin the fly last. It should be dead center on the first of the sweat shirt. Sew waist down beneath the collar of sweat shirt.
- Cut back pockets from the jeans, leaving a 1 inch border, after evenly spacing, sew in place.
- To make the "fringe" make cuts using your index finger as spacing.
Hint: I use a hand crank sewing machine because I found it difficult to sew through the denim on my old electric model.
By Tedebear from San Jose, CA