Three different ways to create the perfect pair of jeans. Tutorial on how to make skinny jeans, dye your jeans and hem jeans with the original hem

Jeans are a staple in my kids wardrobe {as well as mine!} so finding the right pair is important.
Getting the right color of dye for a jean is of utmost importance.  
The skinny jean has to be just skinny enough, but not too skinny {and no saggy knees}.
The jeans have to be long enough to cover the back of the shoe, but not too long that they puddle.
So do you see where we are getting with this?
I have found over the years, several tips and tricks to CREATING the perfect pair of jeans.
Most of the time I'm working with garage sale finds that we have on hand in drawers, or future donated goodwill items that the kids have turned their noses up to. I've got three different methods even the most novice seamstress can tackle!
My most popular method of jean transformation is taking an old pair of flare leg jeans and turning them into skinny jeans.  Apparently, skinny jeans are what all the kids are wearing.  You can find the full tutorial here, but promise me you won't laugh.  This was a post from four years ago and I picked the most hideous shirt to pair with my jeans.  I'm pretty sure it was cool then...seriously, stop laughing!

It's been a popular post, so I tired to update it with this post on how to make skinny jeans for kids.

My daughter is a much cuter model than I am!

Another jean transformation that is so simple, but that people pay big bucks for, is how to hem your jeans.  I explain how to hem your jeans with the original hem without having to pay $15-$25 for the alteration.  I scored and bought several pairs of designer jeans (Seven for all Mankind and Joe's) for next to nothing and was able to alter them to fit my shortie petite frame. This is a tutorial you will want to pin!  
And finally, I bought a pair of jeans off of ebay in the hopes of replacing my favorite jeans for WAY less than the retail price, but alas, the jeans came and were "mom jean" colored.  In hopes of saving them, I bought a bottle of RIT dye and dyed my favorite jeans.
So there you have it.  
Next time you are searching for the perfect pair of jeans, sometimes you don't have to look any further than in your very own closet!  

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