Sewing ideas to make upgrade your old jeans in style
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Sewing ideas to make upgrade your old jeans in style

How to Make Jeans More Fashionable

How to Make Jeans More Fashionable

Open a girl’s closet and you will immediately find several pairs of jeans in it. You’d see new jeans on the hanger and some old ones stacked on top of each other at the corner of the cabinet. It is common you will forget about your old jeans when you’ve bought newer ones to wear.

What if we told you that you can bring these old jeans back in style through sewing? This article will focus on helping you make your jeans more fashionable with easy to follow sewing ideas you can do right away.

The good thing about being fashionable is you don’t really have to buy the new stuff. It encourages you to be creative in following the trend. The ideas we will be sharing are both trendy and kind of unique which allows you to up your style game.

The Ripped Pair

You will notice urban style promoting ripped jeans in the market. It’s common for the young and hip to sport this look. We can actually say that it has become a staple for every fashion-loving individual anywhere in the world.

You don’t need to worry if you haven’t bought yourself a pair of ripped jeans yet. Just find an old pair of jeans that has the “washed” look and make some adjustments by using a pair of scissors and fabric chalk to get that ripped look.

Place your old jeans on an even table. With the chalk, mark the places where you’ll be cutting with your scissors. Make sure to be creative on the location of those cuts. Once you’ve cut the fabric, use your hands to pull the loose thread, it will give the jeans that rebel look.

You don’t want to cut too big a hole because your limbs will be showing through rather than patches of skin. Make small cuts from your markings. Continue cutting through that hole until such time you are satisfied with the effect you’re creating.

Distressed Style

If you want to look chic, distressed jeans are the “in” thing these days. Designer labels actually sell them at a really high price. But with our advice will get you a pair of distressed jeans out of the old jeans you haven’t worn in a long time.

As for tools, you can choose from a razor, a pair of sharp scissors, fabric blade, or sandpaper. Place the old pair on an even-surfaced sewing table and with fabric chalk mark small holes where you will create the patches.

With the sharp tools mentioned above, cut the top part of the fabric on the marked part. Follow that up by rubbing sandpaper on the edges of the part you cut off. Wash it with really cold water to make the distressed patches stand out.

Patched-up Jeans

Are you a person who likes patchwork? Then, you can start by styling your old jeans with beautiful patches to make them trendy. It is fairly easy. You just have to get a pair of scissors and patches with the designs you like.

Grab a pair of old jeans and cut out holes on the places you wish to patch up. Insert your arm inside the jeans and turn it to the side where the threads are showing. Grab the patches and sew it on the holes you’ve made. Turn it back out and enjoy your new fashionable pair of jeans.

More Expert Advice

These ideas are just templates for you to follow when you want to upgrade your wardrobe. We encourage you to be creative in your ideas. Explore combinations of these ideas and maybe if you’re lucky enough you’ll stumble upon a new fashion trend. Don’t limit yourself. These sewing projects are supposed to be fun!


Kathy is fashion and lifestyle writer who has recently earned interest in sewing her own clothes. Writing for Sewing Ideas gives her another avenue to express her experiences and learning in her sewing journey.

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