The other day I felt like experimenting with some jeans. I got the urge to "cut & paste," so to speak, one pair onto another.
I began by picking out the hem on both pairs of jeans. My jeans weren't the same length, so I ended up cutting off the bottom of the longer jeans to match the other pair. Once I was finished sewing my inserts, I reattached the part of the hem I had cut off to make the over all jeans the right length. You can see it better in the close-up that follows later in the post.
Next, I cut away a portion of the jeans that would be receiving the insert.
I cut this strip 3" wide, or 1 1/2" on the fold.
I then cut away the side of the other pair of jeans to add as my insert. I cut this insert 2" wider than the first, so it was 5" wide, or 2 1/2" on the fold. This allowed for 1/2" seams on both sides of the insert.
After removing the pockets from the one pair of jeans, I pinned and stitched them offset over the other pockets.
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