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.
Love your flow chart. It helped me! Thanks.
Love the graphic! 🙂