Printed and striped jeans have become a definite must have for your wardrobe. This Tuxedo Stripe Jeans DIY project is a simple way to add color and shine to jeans you already have.

Be a “Jean Genie” by creating your own Tuxedo Stripe Jeans with this simple DIY.

Tuxedo Stripe Jeans DIY Feature


Supplies to make your Tuxedo Stripe Jeans DIY:

  • 1 Pair Jeans
  • Tulip soft fabric paint – I used a gold metallic (courtesy of I Love To Create)
  • Sponge brush
  • Painters tape

Tuxedo Stripe Jeans DIY Supplies
Step 1
Lay your jeans out flat on a table, with your side seams flat and in the center.

I used the side seam as one edge of my stripe, taped it and measured about 1 inch wide, then taped to mark the other side of the stripe.Tuxedo Stripe Jeans DIY Tutorial

Step 2
Using your Tulip fabric paint and your sponge brush, paint your stripe all the way down the side of your pants.

Then tape and paint a stripe on the other side.

Step 3
After I painted my tuxedo stripes, I went back and painted the inside area of the pockets and the watch pocket too.How To Make Tuxedo Stripe Jeans DIYTuxedo Stripe Jeans DIY SittingTuxedo Stripe Jeans DIY

Not since the 80s have there been so many color and print choices for jeans. You can find jeans in every color you can imagine and everything from floral to polka dot to Tuxedo Stripes. You can see another print option in this DIY printed jeans project.

Depending on the color of your jeans and your own personal taste, you can decide what color to make your stripes. Really have fun with this part, you can use metallic or a color to make a strong contrast or just a subtle stripe.

I used the gold metallic paint for my jeans, because I really like the idea of metallic jeans but I didnt want them to be all over metallic. I just wanted a subtle stripe. This is a great way to add color or a metallic sparkle in a classic stripe.

Theyre the best of 2 classics, tuxedo pants and jeans! What could be better!


  1. I have been thinking about doing this since I trend-spotted them!! thanks for sharing!! what about when washing? does it comeoff easily?

    • Hi Dee,
      Thanks! As for washing, the Tulip fabric paint I used is great. It takes about 4 hours for the paint to completely dry and then you’re supposed to wait 72 hours before washing. It doesn’t come off at all. It’s a really great fabric paint.


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