Although it’s important to buy jeans that generally match your figure – especially in some hard-to-change areas, such as around the hips. Can boot cut jeans be altered to straight leg?
How to make trousers with a straight leg?
- Put on the jeans and mark the length you want, then add the edge allowance, cut the original edge. If the length is already perfect, you must select a few inches of stitches around the outer seam to access the outer seam.
- Place the cut-out part on the bottom of the other leg to use as a guide, and cut it off as well.
- Now part of the fun. Note that the inner seam is stapled and the outer seam is not? We will adjust the outer seams. Thanks to this, the seams are tactful and work much easier!
- Put on your jeans (easiest if you do it inside out) and, looking in the mirror, use a pin to mark where they begin to expand or where you want them to narrow. I marked my close to my knees, but if you have wide-leg pants or if you want tight jeans as opposed to straight legs, you may want to mark, starting from the middle of your thigh or even higher.
- Grab a pair of well-fitted straight or tight jeans and place the bottom hem of one leg along the bottom of the jeans you are changing. Mark the width by adding 1/2 ″ for the seam allowance. Another option, especially if you don’t have a pair on hand that you can use as a guide, is to pin the jeans to the width you want when putting them on the inside, and then add characters using the seam limit as soon as you remove them.
- Use a ruler and fabric marker to connect the pin from the knee to the mark on the edge. Repeat on the other leg.
- Sew along the marked lines on each leg.
- Cut the seams to 1/2 ″ and select the remaining stitches. Open steam presses and seams. Finish the rough edges with a zigzag stitch or serger.
- To trim, turn and press the bottom edge of each leg 1/2 ″ in the wrong direction. Turn and press again.
- Sew close to the folded edge around each leg hole.
- If you are using parts of the original seam, press the seam back into place and stitch the area. Or sew again with the thread, if your thread does not match the original exactly.
- Voila! How easy was that ?! Now that you have learned how to collect jeans, you can look through the pile of jeans and make these old pairs again new!
- Jeans tailoring: what is difficult to change?
- When buying jeans, it’s good to know that you can fit them if they don’t fit perfectly. Just a word of warning – there are some things that are not easy or worth your money to change when it comes to denim.
A pair of jeans should already fit well in these areas:
- Height (in the place where the belt rests on the body)
If the jeans sit too high or low at the waist, do not stick to your hips (or do not squeeze you too much) or do not fit your crotch properly, it is best to leave this pair on the shelf and buy a better-fitting pair in general.
However, many other fitting issues – including too long, a pair of jeans that cut slightly at the waist, or too loose legs – can be solved by taking them to a tailor to pick up (or remove) excess material.