I love to buy second hand clothes from an op shop and then revamp them so they suit me. Morgan loves skinny leg jeans which are kinda hard to come by in an op shop, so he started buying any jeans that fit him in the waist, and then I just make the legs custom to what he likes. This is super easy to do, and I'm gonna give you a couple of ways to do this.
- There are special sewing needles for Denim. For years I just used the same needle for everything, but would always snap needles when I was fixing jeans. It's well worth swapping needles when you're switching to sewing denim.
- If you don't have an overlocker (like me), you need to reinforce the stitch so it is strong. Its good to do a straight stitch down the length, then running parallel down the edge of the fabric neaten it up with a zig zag stitch.
- It is best to make the adjustments (unless you're doing some major work) to the inside seem of the leg. This allows you to change just one seem, and correct the length, width and crutch all at once.
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