Molly Repurposes Jeans: Part Two – Altering

Here is the long-awaited part two of my repurposed jean look.

The jeans were a little bit baggy and long so I decided to equally measure out a few inches on both pant legs


I then pulled out a few seams to give the jeans a fringed look.


The jeans still seemed very baggy so I tried to use a sewing machine to alter them…

I started this process by putting on the jeans inside out and marking how tapered I wanted them to be.

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I then threaded a sewing machine and sewed along the line that I had drawn. One of the legs turned out fine, but Chris and I quickly realized the needle broke and the machine had become unthreaded.

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We tried over and over again to try and rethread the machine and use different needles, but nothing seemed to work.. 😦

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After becomingIMG_4402.jpeg exceedingly frustrated, I found that the best solution was to simply cut the jeans into shorts.

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Final look after cutting them and giving them one small cuff!

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