DIY cut-out pants

Posted by on juil 28, 2012 in DIY - Do It Yourself! | 3 Comments

Hope your scissors are tuned because here is another cut-out project :)  I started from baby-corduroy pants I found at the thrift store, and wanted to spice them up a little bit.  The process is pretty simple, simply cut a triangle (or the shape you like) out of a cardboard and trace it along your outer pant’s seam.  Put a good record on (or a tv series) and cut along.  Want to show us your DIY projects?  Instragram us #boatpeople :D

Start by tracing a 2,5 cm x 2,5 x 2,5 cm triangle

Then find the middle of the triangle, this will be your reference point to align on the seam.  Stop when you feel it’s high enough

Put your pants inside out and from the bottom hem up, trace the outline of your triangle shape all along the seam

Since you just cut the side stitch in many pieces to make your design, you now need to re-stich your side seam so your pants won’t fall apart :)  Just do a single stitch between all the triangles.

OK GUYS!!!  Read carefully here;  if you DON’T want to have to sew the side seam after you cut your pants, you can.  You just need to align the triangle stencil on each side of the seams instead of OVER the seam.  The pattern will look different, but it’s just another way to do it if you don’t want to sew, or don’t have a sewing machine.

For the final result, I thought it both looked nice with kick and heels, so I styled it with both.  Which one do you prefer?   Hope you like it xo Ari

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3 Comments

  1. Style without style
    29 juillet 2012

    This looks amazing, you did it great :)

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  2. Jasmine
    10 février 2013

    Does this pattern work on leggings? Or will they fall apart?

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