Bell buttoms… I have been less than secretly in love with them for a while. I decided to take a pair of my older beat up jeans and try to see if I could successfully convert them to bell bottoms. It ended up being a really easy project considering and pretty quick too. That makes me very happy so I might just be able to get a few pairs of thrift jeans and make a few more pairs.
First I seam ripped up to where I wanted the jeans to begin to “bell”… I approximately where the knee would be and it ended up being 18” from bottom of pants. You only need to seam rip the outside of both legs. I also seam ripped the hem.
Once you measure how far up you ripped, you need to cut a piece of your fabric… in my case, the green with blue flowers. I folded a piece of fabric right sides together, measured 18″ length, marked the spot. Then I measured 5″ out from that spot and made a mark.