Sewing Jeans {for ME!}

I’m pretty excited to reveal this post today! I’ve been sewing jeans! That’s right, I sewed myself a pair of jeans. A while ago I would never have thought this was something I would do. But, I’ve really been working on sewing more for myself, so I found a pattern, some fabric, a jean button, a few button studs and started sewing… and here is the result. Pretty fabulous if I do say so myself…

sewing-jeansTomorrow I’ll be sharing some tips for sewing jeans, but today I’m just focusing on this pair of great fitting jeans.  I used the Burda Anita Pattern #6006.  The pattern was easy to follow and the sizing was perfect. I may have underestimated the size of my derriere, so the back isn’t quite as high as I would like. But the fit is otherwise perfect.sewing jeans3

I was pretty nervous about putting in the zipper. I’ve only ever done a faux fly on the jeans I made for my boys last fall. I’ll share a few more thoughts about the fly on these jeans in tomorrows post. Here’s a closer look.sewing jeans2

I decided to make these kind of a cropped length for spring and I think the rolled cuff is amazing.sewing jeansThis pattern had two different pockets on the back. I’m not sure if they were pocket options or you were suppose to use both… I sewed up both and then decided it looked really strange having two different pockets, SO I made up another right pocket and sewed two right pockets for a fabulous looking backside.sewing jeansI was able to use a real jean button {just hammered it in!} and some cute rivits on the pockets. These details and my colored top-stitching really give these the look of store bought jeans. Check out this post with my 10 TIPS FOR SEWING JEANS. Great thoughts to get your started sewing jeans!

Here are a few other projects I’ve made for myself.

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Emily is a stay at home mom to two crazy boys {which she adores} , one equally crazy daughter and one amazing husband. She loves to sew, but also dabbles in crafting and recipes. Her faith, friends and family keep her going and motivated. Come along for the ride!

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  1. I LOVE them and they do fit so well! Pinned and Stumbled! :)

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  2. They look fabulous! Well done, not sure I personally could make my own jeans but you’ve certainly rocked them!
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  3. Wow Emily they look fantastic! You should be really pleased :)
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  4. Wow. Love it. This gives me hope that maybe one day I will do the same, and another thing to add to my ever-growing to do one day list. Looking forward to the tips post.

  5. This makes you my sewing hero :)
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  6. They look indeed fabulous … I think I might follow your example and try to make a pair for myself!
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  7. Cathy Schroeder says:

    wow, em, im so impressed.

  8. I love this! I’m in desperate need of new jeans. I swear none of my jeans fit correctly, it drives me crazy! Thank you for sharing.

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  9. Those look really great! Cute outfit. I have never thought about sewing my own jeans. This is inspiring. If you have not shared yet at the Bacon Time linky, I would love for you to do so.
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  10. Great job, Emily! You make it sound pretty easy and they turned out great.
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