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Men's jeans front detail

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Jean-ius: Reverse Engineer Your Favorite Fit taught by Kenneth D. King

Recreate your favorite jeans without taking them apart. Couturier Kenneth D. King teaches this amazing class, full of couture sewing techniques.

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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Men
Style Traditional, Casual
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What materials did you use? Heavy weight denim (12.5 oz to 15.5 that I pre-shrunk for this particular pair), one 17mm jeans button, four 14mm jeans buttons for the fly, rivets, #30 jeans thread and regular thread in the bobbin to match the topstitching.

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What are you most proud of? These jeans fit me well. I wear them a lot.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Make sure you have a good 30 hours plus to complete this project.

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Wow now that is a pair of jeans that in no way looks home made. Thank you for all the helpful information. I will be off now to see your blog.

10/17/2012 Flag

Thanks Scheri! If you need me to clarify any steps feel free to ask.

10/17/2012 Flag

I am impressed. They look very professional.

10/20/2012 Flag

Hey, thanks!

10/20/2012 Flag

I just posted a variation of these jeans on my projects. I straightened the out seam on the new jeans so I could keep the selvage edge as the outer seam finish.

10/23/2012 Flag

OK, this is what I'm curious about. I just joined the Jean-ius class and saw your comment about selvedge denim and using that aas the outer seam finish. I would love to know more about how to do that - how to get that outer edge perfectly straight. Any suggestions? Thank you! - a fellow student.

07/18/2013 Flag

Kellyhogaboom, I'm sure there are many ways but what I do is... I cute roughly an inch border around the jeans draft (meaning I don't cut the pattern out on the cutting line. I leave about an inch all around). Then I make a series of perpendicular cuts to (but not through) the outseam line on the pattern from the outside and also on the inside. After you make all those cuts (about every inch or two) you will be able to straighten the outseam. Tape the new seam in place and there you have it.

07/23/2013 Flag

*cut, not cute

07/23/2013 Flag

Great job, beautiful topstitching (love the rounded patch-pocket stitching!), nice button-fly. What is your source for the rivets and jeans-buttons?

11/03/2012 Flag

Thank you! I got the rivets and jeans buttons from grommetmart.com I believe.

11/03/2012 Flag

Wow!! Great job! I better watch the video and get going on jeans~ you make it look easier than I'm sure it is.

11/21/2012 Flag

You'll do great I'm sure. Have the pair of jeans that you are copying right next to you for inspiration as you work and you'll do splendid.and

11/22/2012 Flag

You'll do great I'm sure. Have the pair of jeans that you are copying right next to you for inspiration as you work and you'll do splendid.and

11/22/2012 Flag