No Sew Jean Skirt Update + Episode 3

A new Youtube video is up all about a no sew jean skirt refashion. I posted a schedule in my sidebar and so far I’m sticking to it. Every Tuesday there is a new video up on my Youtube channel. If you haven’t checked it out and you want to, go to my channel here.

Watch the no sew refashion below:

I started with a $3 jean skirt from the thrift store, a seam ripper, scissors, an iron, and a sandpaper block. First I unpicked the bottom seam. Tucked up in the hem is a raw edge that I wanted to expose. A seam ripper gets this job done.

Once I unpicked all the way around the hem, I used my iron to iron out the creases. You’ll need to turn the heat as hot as it will go and with as much steam as possible. This makes it easy work for getting the set in creases out of the hem.

Then I used my seam ripper again to fringe the bottom of the exposed edge. I wanted a worn in look and a seam ripper makes it easy to pull out threads. Then I  used my clippers to trim any too long pieces. I didn’t want any crazy long  dangling threads tickling my legs.

Now it’s time for the fun part, the sandpaper cube! I found this easier than using regular sandpaper, but sandpaper does work too. I went to town distressing the denim. Some spots I just distressed for a change in color, but some spots I made actuals holes. You can unpick more denim with the seam ripper to expose the threads within the jean skirt.

Make sure you don’t make any holes too far up the thighs and keep on sanding. It took a bit of elbow grease but it works, trust me! It will make a mess, there will be blue fuzz all over the place, but the end result is worth it.

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The peplum top refashion, I made last week, you can read about here.

For $3 this no sew jean skirt will totally be worth it. What’s your favorite no sew projects? Most of my refashions involve a little bit of sewing, so maybe I should work on a few more no sews!


    This is such a good idea! Especially for working with denim…that can be difficult when sewing is involved. 🙂 Thanks for sharing your creativity with us 🙂

  • Lisa Roe

    Cute project. The skirt turned out great. You are very talented!