ace hem jeans/ currently wearing/ do it yourself/ swiss blogI really enjoy wearing lace tops and dresses in summer. The other day, when I was going through my old clothes, I found a pair of white jeans that I have not put on for two years. I was about to give them away when I got an idea to customize them with a bit of scalloped lace. It turned out to be a fast and an affordable way to refresh my old jeans. And I still can’t believe how many compliments I receive every time I wear them. 

Here is what you need to make your own lace hem jeans:

  • a pair of old jeans (I used my old white jeans.)
  • 1 meter (approx. 1 yard) of scalloped, white lace (100% cotton). I got mine for less than CHF5 in Manor (Swiss department store). If you are based abroad, have a look in your local DIY store.
  • a thread and needle
  • handful of thin pins

Voici ce dont vous avez besoin:

– une paire de vieux jeans (j’ai utilisé des jeans blancs mais la couleur n’a vraiment pas d’importance)

– 1 mètre de dentelle à lacet blanc (100% coton). J’ai trouvé la mienne pour moins de CHF5 chez Manor. Si vous habitez en dehors de la Suisse, vérifiez auprès de votre magasin de bricolage local.

– un fil et une aiguille

– épingles à tête

How to do it:

Cut the lace in half. Thread the needle and double knot the ends. Start by stitching up the ends.

Comment faire:

Couper la dentelle en deux. Enfilez l’aiguille et doublez les extrémités. Commencez par fixer les extrémités.

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Use the pins to fold the lace to create ruffles:

Utilisez les broches pour plier la dentelle afin de créer des volants.

currently wearing/ DIYStitch the ruffles.

Coudre les volants. lace hem jeans/ currently wearing/ do it yourself/ swiss blogPin the lace on the hem of your jeans.

Fixer la dentelle sur l’ourlet de votre jeans.lace hem jeans/ currently wearing/ do it yourself/ swiss blogSew it on.

Coudre la dentelle sur l’ourlet.lace hem jeans/ currently wearing/ do it yourself/ swiss blogAnd the final look!

Et voici le resultat final!ace hem jeans/ currently wearing/ do it yourself/ swiss blogWhite jeans under $50:

Photos by Alexander Ramp.

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Oh wow! I love what you did here it looks so good! Have a lovely day!

Gemma x
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Thank you, Gemma! XO

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This is such a cute idea! I love it! 🙂

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Thank you, Valerie. XO

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Oh wow, I had no idea this was a DIY when I saw them on your Instagram; you’re so creative! I think this such such a great way to revive a pair of old jeans and what better time than now when all things denim is all the rage, especially intricate hems, like what you’ve created here! Thanks so much for sharing this idea with us, girlie, and I hope you’re having a great week so far!

XO,

Jalisa
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Ohhh, thank you, dear friend. How are you feeling? Your are nearly there! How is your blood pressure? I can’t wait to see Baby A!!!
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This DIY is the cutest and so perfectly in time for summer! I’ve always wanted to know how to sew better and wonder if I could successfully complete this DIY. I used to sew in high school and would hem my own school uniform skirts but I feel like I’ve lost the skill =P

xoxo
Rina Samantha
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Ohhh, I am sure you will re-discover your skills pretty quickly! Don’t underestimate yourself.
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You are so original babe! I love this DIY idea to create unique and beautiful jeans. And paired perfectly with the coolest sneakers, of course!

xo Elizabeth | stylewich.com

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Thank you, Elizabeth! XO

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These are so cute and definitely very unique! you’re quite creative 🙂

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Thank you, Arya. XO

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What a cute DIY! At first I thought you bought them like that! What a great idea.

Kim
Simply Lovebirds

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Thank you, Kim. XO

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This is so clever and the final result is too cute!

-Ashley
Le Stylo Rouge

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Thank you, Ashley. XO

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It looks so cute!Great idea thanks for sharing:-)

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Thank you, Olga. XO

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Thanks for sharing. So handy.
xx
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Thank you for stopping by, Zorica. XO

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Such a cute DIY!

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Thank you, Jeanne. XO

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I love this idea! It’s so cute!

xx Jennifer
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Ohh, thank you, Jennifer. XO

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I would have never guess you made the hem yourself! It looks really cute, summer perfect and unique! I should stop being lazy and try out some of these smart DYI :D. Wishing you a great day! xx

Andreea,
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Hehe, you are not lazy, dear! Enjoy summer and keep sharing with us your beautiful looks.
XO

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I love how these turned out! What a great idea and how gorgeous!

xx, Elise
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Oh, thank you, Elise. Hugs

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Wow are so talented! Amazing work, so nice 🙂
With love,
Dasynka
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Thank you, Dasynka. I am glad you like it. Hugs

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This is such a great idea! I do love the idea of reusing and revamping old clothes. I did the same with my black jeans that I haven’t worn for like 3 years and decide to cut them out and made some fringes on the bottom. Thanks for sharing!

Nathalie
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Ohh, please, do share photos of your revamped black jeans on your blog!! XO

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This is an awesome DIY, those jeans are so cute 🙂

xx Alyssa // STYLE VANITY

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Thank you, Alyssa. XO

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What a great idea for a DIY! You totally modernized these and gave them new life.

Amy Ann
Straight A Style

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Thank you, Amy Ann! Hugs to you and baby Ivy!

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Great DIY Miri and you are very talented my friend.,…Kisses, Neha

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Thank you, Neha! Big hugs

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It’s way too cute! I love these hems like these!

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Thank you, Violette. XO

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Nice diy look…I wish i was that creative.
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Hey sweetie, I am sure you are creative as well. Just give it a try. You might be surprised.:-))

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what a great DIY! It really livens up the jeans!

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Doesn’t it? Especially when they are old and boring.:-)))

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What an awesome DIY! So cute!!!
– Cielo
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Thank you, Cielo. XO

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