Low rise jeans are not new on the fashion front. "Hipsters" in the
1970's were very popular. Fashion trends come and go and then they
It looks like the low rise jean is here to stay.
Now, when I say low rise, this doesn't mean your underwear have to show when you bend over. I am talking about a stylish 1" below the belly button, instead of the "mom jeans" that fit a good 2" above the belly button.
If that is what your comfortable with then by all means stick with that, but a lower rise denim is a bit more up to date.
Make your own jeans? Yes you can. Pattern companies are offering contemporary styles for all types of clothing, including jeans.
Jeans are a wardrobe essential. The cost of designer jeans has increased with popularity.
Spending $150 - $300.00 on a pair of jeans is common.What ever your life style, most people own more than a few pairs. This can really add up.
Choosing the right denim fabric makes a big difference with how your jeans turn out.
Pay attention to the gauge of the denim you purchase. A pair of jeans should be make from a quality medium to heavy gauge denim.
Pre wash your denim fabric at least twice. This will help to soften the fabric and gift a more "worn in" look. How you embellish your jeans, if you choose to embellish them, can give a unique look to your pair of jeans.
Find ideas from jeans online. Search for your favorite name brand jeans and see how the designer label is embellishing them.
The images below are examples of how stitching and embellishments add interest to a pair of jeans, making your jeans unique.
Here are sewing patterns for you to try.
Most jean sewing patterns are straight forward. Take it slow if you are just learning to sew but I encourage you to try, you never know you may get hooked, and think of the money you would save when you find a pattern for low rise jeans you have made your self.
About Thread and Needles
Denim requires a different type of machine needle and thread for top stitching and sewing your seams. Below are some example of the type of thread you would use, as well as the needles.
This top stitching thread it is heavy gauge. You may recognize the color is similar to the stitching on your store bought jeans.
The needles you would use are design specifically for heavy denim sewing. Other needle tips tend to break or bend when sewing. So use the correct needle.
Denim Fabric Options
I don't know about you, but when my jeans have a little bit of Lycra mixed in the fibers, the comfort is much nicer. Keep in mind though, when you are sewing your jeans, the Lycra will give stretch, and you may have to adjust the size.
Good luck and happy sewing!