Tweedlebud Megan- How to Make Your Own Maternity Jeans

March 01, 2013

Hi again, Tweedlebud Megan here, it sure has been awhile!

Like Miss Tweedle, I have been doing all I can to make it through the day with a happy smile on my face while trying to hide the pure exhaustion I feel, I too am expecting in July!! Baby number two here. It sure is a different experience second time around. There are many days that pass when I often forget that I am pregnant! Olivia rules the roost around here. Somehow I have already made it halfway through!! I have noticed that I am feeling bigger sooner and I have all but given up on regular pants, though I can often be caught wearing them with the buttons undone!

This past weekend I came across a picture of a pair on maternity jeans that I found interesting and though, I can make those!! Luckily I had just the perfect pair of jeans to modify! You know, the jeans that you could wear everyday and the butt is starting to become threadbare.
Hereʼs how it went.

I started by cutting out the fabric behind the front pockets. 

Be sure to leave enough fabric on the side of the jeans to sew with, I cut it a little close with this one, especially near that snap!

I bought a small piece of navy blue cuffing from the fabric store, it has a nice stretch but is quite heavy. Trace one side of the pocket cutout onto the fabric, then move the piece over about 3/4 of the way. Trace the other side and cut. You want to be sure that the piece youʼre adding is bigger than what you took out in order to stretch. 

Be sure that you have the new fabric with the stretch going vertical so itʼll stretch to the front of the pants!

Then you need to pin in each piece to the jeans and sew it in.Be sure to leave enough fabric at the top to fold over as a cuff.

They turned out pretty good. I found that they are a bit big now, I might go back and add in a seam in the middle to take in some fabric so I can wear them now and then be able to let them out when they get to tight!!


1 comment:

  1. TweedleBud Lainey1 March 2013 at 21:35

    Great idea, Megan! Nice work!


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