Thursday, April 11, 2024

Uncuffing My Joggers

 Hello Readers. I Like joggers but these were not comfortable. Could I remove the elastic and make these joggers into a more simple classic style? Let's try it.

Before and after.

I liked these light weight joggers. The denim was thin and perfect for warm weather. But the ankles were a bit tight. Could I remove the elastic at the ankles? 
I could see the stitches. I thought I could pick them out and have loose ankles. 

I used my seam ripper and ripped out stitch after stitch. 
The ankle elastic piece came off the pant leg. It was a separate piece that had been sewn to the hem of each pant leg. 
The hemline was very wrinkled so I ironed it all out.
I used my serger on the hemline to control fraying.
After, I turned the serged edge under and stitched it down with a straight stitch to make a hem. This was simple but make the hemline look nicely finished. 
The new pant legs (Above right.) felt looser and much more comfortable. This was an easy fix that only took a little while. Thanks for reading along, now go make something fun for yourself,



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