Today's lesson I brought in a pair of denim jeans that I cut up into squares.
In the start I had to figure out how big I wanted my squares to be. I was contemplating on whether it should be 2 inches or 3 but as my skirt is going to be really big I stuck with 3. I cut out a section and measured three inches. I used that as a template so I just cut out the other sections using the first cut out. I cut out four sections and some in the pocket. After cutting out the sections I needed to cut out the actually squares. For that I stacked all of them and using the chalk lines in the template I cut them out.
|Overlocked edges and the white line on the edge of the fabric is the end of my zip. The folded bit in the end is the stitched section.|
|I cut up my jeans so it was one long flat denim material. I did that to fully use use the pair of jeans.|
|I used a chalk to mark the squares. Before starting to mark with the tailors chalk I had to figure out how big I wanted my squares. I went for the 3 by 3.|
|While taking apart my jeans and cutting them up I found this long strip which seemed really interesting. I am planning to incorporate this somehow in my skirt or if I get onto doing a top.|
|Instead of cutting each and every square I thought of using my first marked piece as a stencil. To be more efficient.|
|These are all the squares all cute out and ready to be frayed.|