Back to School Jeans Skirt

August 26, 2011 |  by  |  Blog, DIY, Summer, Wearable

Hi everybody!

A couple of more days and school starts again! The kids will start English school (after one year of French school) and they are happy and excited.

After a long time I finally sat down to sew again, it has been quite a while- I believe my last sewing project was a transformation from an artist apron into a ruffle bag!

Today I show you, how to transform an old pair of jeans into a ruffled jeans skirt.

The pictures should be self explanatory. I sewed the edges of the skirt and the ruffles with the zic-zac stich. In the last step I sewed the ruben ribbon to the pockets.

More jeans love:

Gold painted doily jeans! wohooo!

DIY Chloe Jeans.

Make your own skinny jeans.

Lace shorts (not jeans, but could be adapted!)

Have a wonderful weekend! I ♥ your comments! For any question don’t hesitate to ask.

I also found out, that you can vote for me at the Blogger choice awards. I am nominated for Best Blog Design

& Best Hobby Blog. So if you could take a minute and vote for me here ……


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//xoxo, Sibylle//

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  1. I agree! super cute also! ill have to attempt this :)
    Holly recently blogged..Bucket List in the making

  2. The pictures are probably self explanatory for some, but I’d love a picture of the back of the skirt and it’d be easier if each picture could be viewed individually instead of all together. I can’t quite figure out what that crosspiece is on the top of the ruffles either! Love the idea- the finished project is adorable, thanks for sharing!

    • So sorry Laurie, I guess if you do it and see the pictures is much more self explanatory then if someone else just sees the pictures. The crosspiece is a piece of inseam I cut off of the jeans leg (the seam on the inside of the legs) and then sewed it on top of the ruffle as a finish, to hide the top seam of the first ruffle. I will add a picture from the back. If there are any more questions, I am happy to help!

  3. Just wondering what you did to the back of the skirt? I love this I have sooo many jeans that are just too short for my daughter now I know what to do with them !!! Thanks for the tute.

    • I took the pockets of and and cut one rectangular piece of jeans (from the bottom of one leg) and sewed it as one big ruffle onto the the back on top of where the pockets used to be.

  4. This turned out so cute! I love the ruffles!
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  5. I love this cute little skirt! I would love to feature it on Reduce, Reuse, Upcycle. Feel free to stop by and grab a featured button. Thanks!
    Rachel Sue recently blogged..Snack Bags

  6. SUPER cute! I am going to make one of these for my daughter!
    Tonia @ The Gunny Sack recently blogged..{Mid – Week Munchies} Puff Pastry Veggie Pizza Recipe

  7. When you sewed the ribbon on the pockets, did you sew the pockets shut? And if not, how did you sew it on? This is super cute, but I’m getting a bit stuck at that part.

    • This is funny that you mention it! I actually sewed the pockets shut by accident! So I cut them open again and then sewed by hand.

  8. Since I love your blog so much I nominated you for The Versitle Blogger Award, Hope you come by my blog and accept it.Liz

  9. Lovely ruffled skirt! Great re-do. Thanks for sharing the tutorial at Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays.
    abeachcottage recently blogged..Saturday Club

  10. Hi! I’m about to make a couple of these for my daughter. How did you finish the hems?
    Meghan recently blogged..::Are we living in Nomad’s Land?::

  11. This is such a great idea! I never thought of doing ruffles…so cute! I think I might try it with a flat front and the ruffles on the seam in the back. I will update you if I finish!

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