Lengthen Children’s Jeans Jogger Style Sewing Tutorial

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Lengthen Children’s Jeans Jogger Style Sewing Tutorial

My boy is growing like a weed. I really want to get one more season from these jeans that fit fine in the waist. I decided to take it trendy with jogger style. This easily added almost 3″ to the length.

Tools:

sewing machine

scissors

pins

marking tool

ruler

Materials:

rib knitĀ  1/4 yard or remnant

thread

 

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Take your well loved jeans and cut off only the hem. you are trying to keep as much of the length as possible.

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Make 2 rectangles 6 1/2″ long . The width is dependent upon the size of the jeans. width of the rectangle should be about 1 1/2″ narrower than the jeans when laying flat. For a size 4 jeans I needed 8″. the idea is the the rib knit will stretch to match the jeans.

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Fold the knit in half matching the 6 1/2″ sides

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Sew with 1/2″ seam stretching as you sew. this will keep it from cracking threads when being used.

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Fold down wrong sides together.

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It should look like this.

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Slide over the bottom of the jeans and stretch as you pin them together.

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Another view

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Sew with a straight stitch with about 1/4″ seam allowance.

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Next sew close to edge with a zigzag stitch. You can also serge if you have one.

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Another view

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top stitch with the rib knit and jeans folded left so you are sewing through all layers.

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