May 8, 2012


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As the weather warms up its always nice to add a little bohemian touch to your wardrobe.

So its time to clean out your closet and channel your inner hippie by turning your jeans into a maxi skirt. This DIY tutorial will show you how to easily create a denim maxi skirt from 2 pairs of jeans. The best part of this project is the fact that it took very little time to make, which is great if youre like me and all about instant gratification.
Recycled Denim Maxi Skirt DIY


To see step by step instructions and photos click here.

What youll need to make your Denim Maxi Skirt:

  1. 2 pairs of jeans – 1 that will be your skirt and 1 thats for patch fabric
  2. Scissors
  3. Sewing machine

Recycled Denim Maxi Skirt DIY
Step 1
Cut the inside seam open on your jeans (pair #1) these will be the main part of your skirt.Recycled Denim Maxi Skirt DIYBe sure to also cut part way up the back seam (the part that curves) about 2 inches, you will be sewing this flat, it will help to make sure your skirt hangs smooth in the back.Recycled Denim Maxi Skirt DIY

Step 2
Using your 2nd pair of jeans (pair #2, the ones youre cutting up for patches), cut one leg open on both seams. This is the one you will use for the front of your skirt. Cut either the front or the back which ever works best for the size and looks best.Recycled Denim Maxi Skirt DIYPlace this patch piece under your main jeans and pin in place.Recycled Denim Maxi Skirt DIY

Step 3
Cut the other leg of your 2nd pair of jeans but be sure to keep the inside seam in tact. The piece you cut for the back needs to be twice as wide as the piece you use for the front.Recycled Denim Maxi Skirt DIYPlace this piece under you main jeans in the back and pin in place.
Mine came up a little short and I patched it with another piece. You can add more pieces to give it more of a patchwork feeling if you like.

Step 4
Using your sewing machine sew your pieces together.Recycled Denim Maxi Skirt DIY

Step 5
Cut the hems off your jeans and fray them, once you wash them they will look even better.Recycled Denim Maxi Skirt DIYThis Recycled Denim Maxi Skirt DIY is a truly bohemian project and one that doesnt have to be perfect, as in straight lines and perfect color matches.Recycled Denim Maxi Skirt DIYGo crazy and mix it up! Let your inner hippie free, add patches, paint it, embroider it! Make it your own and let me know what you come up with.
Id love to hear or see what you make!