If you are looking to create a DIY jeans make over, then you may be thinking about sprucing up one of your old denim jeans. This is certainly something that could be done without having to spend too much money or time on it. However, before you get started with this project you need to make sure that you have all the necessary materials that will be needed for this project. If you do not, then you are likely to end up with a blue stain on one of your old favorite jeans. Here is a short tutorial on how to do this denim dyeing job.
The first step of this tutorial is to remove the old jeans pocket and wash the jeans in cold water using a gentle detergent. You will need to add a quarter of a cup of bleach to the wash cycle for each load of clothes that you want to put into the bleach solution. When you are done washing up your old jean, you can then decide which dye you are going to go with. If you are going to use the pillarboxblue dye, then you will need to add four and a half cups of bleach to the wash cycle. Once that is added, you will need to let the beans soak for about five minutes before you place them in the sunlight.
The second part of this tutorial is to cut out the areas of the fabric that will form the outline of your new jeans. You can use a fabric knife to do this. When you have cut your outline, you will want to separate those areas from the rest of the fabric by scoring them lightly. This will help you keep the scored area separate from the rest of the jeans.
The next part of this tutorial is to iron the denim into the appropriate areas of the fabric. In this case, we are working with the pillarboxblue color. You will want to put the jeans in the washer or dryer for an entire two hours before you pull them out of the dryer. This is an easy process that even kids can do. If you are working with a small piece of fabric, this could be done in about ten minutes.
The third and final part of this tutorial is to sew the shorts onto your bag. For this part, you will need a pair of scissors and a zigzag stitch. For this type of stitch, you will want to place the needle between the stitching area and the corner of the jeans. You will then draw a line down the back of the denim, but do not go all the way across the bag. Simply draw a line that follows the bag contour.
This is the final part of this tutorial, which is to secure the bag and your jeans together with a plastic tie. If you would like to do so, then you should start by stitching the tie in the same way that you did the first line of the denim. Once you have finished stitching, you can then take your old denim and use the same technique to hem it, creating the cute kiddy baggy style.
This is the tutorial that I found easiest to follow. All you need to do for this tutorial is to take your old pair of jeans, and cut off the pockets. Then, attach the pocket to the front of your bag using clear tape, and stitch the pocket shut. You can easily learn how to alter the pattern of your old pocket, if you feel like making them more funky.
This was my very quick and easy DIY jeans to DIY sewing tutorial. As I said before, there are many ways you can alter the pattern of your old jeans. However, I believe that if you start off this way, it will give you an easier time. Happy stitching!