DIY Floral Patched Jeans

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So I might be a little into patches these days- even if I am patching things that don’t NEED a patch yet. I patched elbows last week and I’m at it again this week. These floral patched jeans knocked my socks off and that I had to have a pair. I immediately knew just the pair of maternity pants to makeover.




 Last time I was pregnant, I had not made the switch to skinny jeans so all of my previous pants were boot cut. Here is a before shot.

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I had to skinnify them first. They still ended up more like a loose skinny/straight leg pant, but that was the look I was going for. You can find plenty of tutorials online for turning boot cuts into skinny jeans.

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Then I cut squares and rectangles out of two different floral fabrics that I love and started piecing them together. I tried laying them out in several different lay outs and layers. Once I picked my placement I used a layer of fabric glue to set them in their place. To create a finished look I hand stitched around each patch with either red or white thread. This was definitely the hardest and most tedious part of the project.

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The great part about this project is that you can add more patches, more layers, and more hand stitching until you achieve the look you want. I do think the edges of the patches will fray as they are worn a little more, but its part of the look! I love how they turned out and can’t wait to wear them all Spring!

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Shirt: Target Maternity, Pants: Old Navy Maternity, Shoes: DSW


4 comments:

  1. I like what you did to your jeans. That's way creative. Love 'em.

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  2. Very fun...I have a pair of jeans in mind already! Thanks Kilee!

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