How to Cut Used Jeans into Pieces for Upcycling & Sewing Projects

This tutorial is all about how to cut up a pair of jeans to get lots of lovely, usable denim fabric, as well as saving some other parts of the jeans for different types of upcycling projects.

Materials Used:  Used Jeans into Pieces for Upcycling & Sewing Projects

– Pinking shears – Old jeans

Step 1:

First, consider what you want to make with your old jeans so you don’t separate parts of the jeans that you later want to use together.

Step 2:

Undo the button and zip, and begin to cut just underneath the waistband in one direction.  A good pair of fabric pinking shears should have no problem cutting through thick seams and even the zipper.

Step 3:

Follow the line of the waistband, cutting around things like belt loops.

Hold the front pocket lining up against the back of the waistband to keep it out of the way, then cut along just under the opening of the front pocket; this leaves you with the most usable denim from the front leg section.

Step 4:

When you reach the first outer leg seam, cut down as close to it as possible until you almost reach the bottom cuff of your jeans.

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