You know the old saying, just because you CAN doesn’t mean you SHOULD. Today we’re going to talk about how to decide – should I sew jeans for myself?
It’s a personal decision, based on time, preferences and budget. Aren’t all things in life? So to help you out, I’ve made you this handy decision tree.
Here’s how my decision goes – I don’t have jeans that fit, and I hate shopping more than muslins. Plus, jeans fabric online from Michael Levine Low Price Fabric and or Mood Fabrics (the two places I order mine) runs $8-$15 dollars per yard. I can get 2 pairs of jeans out of 3 yards, so even if I’m buying the more expensive fabric and paying shipping, that is still 2 pairs for around $50 in fabric and another $5 in supplies like zippers/thread/buttons. I’m cool with a $30 pair of jeans that fits me perfectly. Especially when I wear jeans until they die.
Tomorrow I’ll show you the jeans I made this week, as will Sabra. Today, make sure to check out Sabra’s post on rivets to give your jeans that last professional touch.