DIY How To Make A Denim Pencil Skirt

Denim pencil skirts are a must-have for Spring. They go well with all types of tops, from the sweater to turtleneck to t-shirst. One of the best ways to recycle a pair of jeans is to make a skirt out of it ! In the previous weeks, I have spotted many denim pencil skirts on the internet. By the way, they seem perfect to be worn at the office with heels but also in a more casual style. Today, I’m going to show you how to make a denim pencil skirt.

Some of my favorite Denim Pencil Skirts Inspiration

With each change of season, I tend to sort through my current wardrobe. There are always some clothes I have to give away because of the wrong shape. My Winter wardrobe is minimal; there was only one piece that I had to put in the “Upcycle Me Please” pile: these jeans (thanks “Mom jeans” effect) from Pimkie.

Credit Photo : Pimkie

This year, I want to shop for more second-hand clothes and upcycle my old clothes.

That’s why buying a brand new pair of jeans is a big No-No. I decided to check online what type of denim skirts were trendy at the moment. Surprise, the modern denim pencil skirt from 2020 looks like a pair of jeans that has been upcycled into a skirt. It’s easy to notice because of the triangle shape at the bottom of the skirt. Let’s have a look !

Skirts (from left to right) : Only (24.95€), Lui Jo (149.95€), Even&Odd (26.99€), BOSS (109.95€) (Photos Credit : Zalando)

Those four denim skirts are the inspiration for this DIY. There is no limit to what type of denim pencil skirt you can create, it’s put to you! I want the upcycled skirt to be wearable in a professional and casual environment. That’s why I’m going to forget about the distressing jeans.

Today, I’m going to show you how to make a denim pencil skirt. 

For this tutorial, you will need:

  • jeans (preferably in your size)
  • a pair of scissors
  • a tube of glue (or a sewing machine, as you prefer !) I have started this tutorial using glue but quickly switch to sewing.
  • a pair of tweezer to distress the hems

In order to make this DIY Tutorial easier to follow, I created this video step by step tutorial.

If you’re not into Upcycling your old pair of jeans into a trendy denim skirt, you can find similar skirts online. Here’s my selection :

Denim Pencil Skirts (from left to right) : Lois (89.95€), Abercrombie & Fitch (59,99€), Replay (114,95€), Tommy Jeans (79.95€) (Photos Credits : Zalando)


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