Jeans-to-skirt Conversion

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Jeans-to-skirt Conversion

Postby Grok » Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:36 am

Maybe this doesn't belong in the sewing section, because this project uses fabric glue instead of sewing. But I didn't know where else to put it.

Google "DIY Denim Cut-off Skirt (No Sewing)".
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Re: Jeans-to-skirt Conversion

Postby r.m.anderson » Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:57 am

Grok wrote:Maybe this doesn't belong in the sewing section, because this project uses fabric glue instead of sewing. But I didn't know where else to put it.

Google "DIY Denim Cut-off Skirt (No Sewing)".


It belongs here - no problem !

Some leather garments are not sewn but glued together but not at stress points.
So it would be possible to glue denim or other fabrics.
There are modern day glues that are strong enough to do the job but the flexibility of the joined
pieces and parts could be a problem again those stress points.
May need a tack or a rivet to keep the parts together.

Use of rubber cement or a tacky glue maybe useful in garment construction holding things together
until a sewing bond can be done.

In the case of gluing the hem (not a critical stress point) would be a good idea - if the glue used
is solvent based and can be removed the hem would be adjustable - rubber cement comes to mind
in alterations of leather skirts.

Use of glue in construction is not foreign just note that some glues are damaging and it is a one time job.
"Kilt-On" -or- as the case may be "Skirt-On" !
WHY ?
Isn't wearing a kilt enough?
Well a skirt will do in a pinch!
Make mine short and don't you dare think of pinching there !
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Re: Jeans-to-skirt Conversion

Postby Grok » Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:07 am

r.m.anderson wrote:It belongs here - no problem !


Thank you! :D
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Re: Jeans-to-skirt Conversion

Postby Grok » Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:26 am

I have had a pair of jeans that I purchased from a thrift store. This garment fits me very well, so I scribbled down information from the tags-Levi 505 jeans, W 36 L 30.

In a thrift store I found Levi 505 jeans, W 36 L 36.

Purchased fabric glue today. Have ruler and pencil.
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Multi-step Process

Postby Grok » Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:48 pm

Step 1. Find instructions. I had been thinking about this project-then I found the fabric glue option.

Step 2. Collect materials. Basically, find a suitable pair of old jeans. Searched in thrift stores for awhile. Already had scissors, ruler and pencil. Fabric glue was a quick purchase.
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Multi-step Process

Postby Grok » Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:52 pm

Step 3. Cutting off sections of jeans legs.

Laid the jeans flat on my living room floor, with legs together. Laid on top of the jeans Macabi knee length skirt, with the skirt's waist at the jeans waist. (I have been thinking of a knee length jean skirt).

As the jean legs-when laid flat-are essentially two layers of fabric, I used clamps to hold these layers together, a little below the Macabi hem.

Used the ruler and pencil to draw lines on the denim about an inch below the Macabi hem.

Then I used scissors to cut across these lines. I saved the sundered sections of jean legs.
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Multi-step Process

Postby Grok » Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:49 pm

Step 4. Cutting through the crotch.

Placed the (now) shorts with the front up. Jeans have a heavy duty seam up the insides of the legs and in the crotch. I cut below and along this seam, so that the seam is still attached to the front. While cutting I used my fingers to make sure that I didn't cut anything I didn't intend to cut.

The crotch is now open.
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