Bootcut to Skinny Jeans in 5 Easy Steps

Bootcut to Skinny

I know it’s early, but it seems as though spring has arrived in Eastern Oregon. The signs are everywhere. Daffodils, crocus, blue skies, warm temperatures and skinny jeans. Yep, skinny jeans and cute shoes. I’ve been seeing them everywhere! Don’t get me wrong, I love my boots, but nothing says spring like bringing out the cute shoe collection again. And what better way to show off your fun flats, summer sandals, wedges and heels than wearing them with skinny jeans.

If you’re like me and have a closet full of bootcut jeans, click here to see how to quickly change them into skinny jeans and bring them into spring 2015.

The nice thing about this tutorial, is you can make them to fit you perfectly. If SUPER tight skinnies aren’t your thing, you can make them a bit more relaxed.

For those of you still in the clutches of winter, like my sister in Minnesota, who seriously, just sent me a picture of her thermometer this morning reading -31, you can still make some of these skinny jeans to wear with your boots….just a thought to get you through to your spring.


I’d love to know what you think, so I’ll be giving away a copy of the Refashion Handbook. Just click over to my tutorial at eHow, pin it to one of your Pinterest boards and make a comment to have your name entered into the giveaway.


Thanks you SEW much for all of your support and encouragement!!!


About The Renegade Seamstress

I'm a busy wife, mom, grandma, and teacher who loves to create. I've joined the refashion scene and I 'd like to share and connect with all those talented and creative people out there doing similar things.
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19 Responses to Bootcut to Skinny Jeans in 5 Easy Steps

  1. Lisa Johnson says:

    I pinned the post. Looking forward to new skinny jeans that I know fit well.

  2. As always ———-Amazing!

  3. Could you please make me some lined jeans! LOL Your frozen sister!

  4. Judy Peterson says:

    I bought your book off of Amazon, and I just love it…it’s exactly what I have been looking for…just the basics is all I wanted . Thank you!

  5. Deborah says:

    Nice idea – I seem to spend most of my time patching the knees of jeans. If I can find a pair of bootcuts without a hole in I’ll give this a try. I’ve pinned your post from eHow and would love to win a copy of your book.

  6. Anny says:

    Talk about good timing! Last night as I took off my jeans I thought how I would wear them more if they were skinnier and wondered how I would go about achieving that. Thanks!

  7. Sue Beckett says:

    Looking forward to trying this. I am short and skinny jeans are too skinny and too long for me. I have lost weight and hope to lose more and have been revamping/tailoring a lot of my plus size clothes to fit the new me. Thanks for your good ideas.

  8. smenzmer says:

    Just pinned! And REALLY hoping I win your book–I NEED it about as much as I NEED chocolate, and that’s pretty bad! 😉

  9. karen atlas says:

    Perfect timing as always! Not near spring here in Ontario, Canada, but it’s never too soon to start preparing. Besides minus 25 C and colder means all the more time spent indoors!

  10. I’ve been wanting to try this on an old pair of jeans for a while now. I’m totally trying this. Pinned!

  11. kitblue says:

    I will be trying this although I will also need to shorten the crotch. A long crotch would look even worse in skinny jeans!

  12. Karen York says:

    Pinned it! Works especially well with stretch jeans.

  13. Margie says:

    Pinned it! I have some jeans that could use this. Thanks for the tutorial. As always, you make things look very easy!

  14. Amanda Dowdall says:

    Another fab tutorial 😊 pinned & hopefully actioned too!

  15. Thank you for this, very handy!

  16. Trish F says:

    Thanks again for a great tutorial. I commented and pinned your eHow article.

  17. Vicki F. says:

    I don’t like super skinny jeans, but using this tutorial I can make them just tight enough to suit me. 🙂

  18. Ruth Lutz says:

    You have perfect timing… I was trying on cute shoes yesterday and was totally annoyed by my “unstylish” non-skinny leg pants that just made the cute shoes un-cute! I’ve pinned your tutorial and am headed to my sewing room shortly. Thank you for yet another fabulous idea!
    Warm regards,
    Ruth Lutz

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