Skirts & Pincushions

Yesterday I started to make a denim skirt from an old pair of jeans. I did not take a before picture but I am very happy with the result.

I folded over the legs so the bottom of the jeans were level with the bottom of the fly. I the cut along the folds. I unpicked the inside leg seams. After a bit of tidying the edges the gusset was sewn flat.

After unpicking one seam in each leg, the opened legs were sewn in to the gap front and back.


The seams were then overlooked and the hem pinned. I hemmed the skirt with a double band of stitching.


The skirt was then finished. It’s very comfortable to wear and will get more use this way.


I’ve also whipped up a wrist pincushion using some fabric scraps and a bit of elastic.


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