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Do-it-Yourself Maternity Jeans

Lets face it, unless you have $150+ to spend on an amazing pair of designer Maternity jeans, the thought of getting your growing, curvy midsection into a pair of jeans may seem like a huge bother.  In that case, some expecting Momma’s opt for leggings during their entire pregnancy.  Hey, there’s nothing wrong with that as comfort is key in these stages of your life, however, I’m here to offer you a thrifty, creative, and limitless alternative.  The Maman Jolie DIY Maternity Jean!

The following is a step-by-step DIY on how to create your own maternity jean.  Follow the instructions and demo pictures for a truly amazing experience with your denim and make sure and share this demo with all of your friends!

STEPS:

1. Start with your supplies.  You will need a sewing machine, thread to match your denim, denim sewing needles for your machine(get a few in case they snap on you), a pair of jeans(probably not your tightest pair or favorite one, someday you fit back into those), Two 1ft x 1ft squares of stretch knit(2 or 4 way stretch) that closest matches your denim color, scissors, a seam ripper, thread trimmers, a tape measure, long pins, a chalk marker, and 2 hours of work time.

2. Prep your jeans. Find the side seam on your jeans. Using your tape measure, make a line from the seam and up to the waistband with the chalk. Cut into your jeans starting at the waistband, and continue down the side seam with your seam ripper/scissors(seam ripper is for cleaner edges, if you use a scissor you will have to clean up your edges to make straight lines. Either way, make sure and remove the hanging threads from your side seam separation) approximately 6 inches down from the top of your waistband.Cut

Check measurement of cut

Cut both side seams

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