And now my favorite pair of jeans is an awesome new skirt! The best part is this was a SUPER simple project. If you have even the most basic of sewing skills, you can tackle this.
Simple seam on a sewing machine
French Seam (Optional- here's a tutorial if you want to try it)
Gathering (I'll show you how to do this in the tutorial- it's simple. Trust me.)
Bias tape finishing (Optional- and I'll show you how to do this too.)
Any old pair of jeans that fits you. If you don't have a pair on hand ($0), you can usually pick a pair up for less than $5 at the thrift store.
0.75-1 yd of woven fabric. I like sari fabric for this, but a patterned linen or satiny fabric would work well too. You can get a remnant or clearance piece for a couple of bucks. I used something I had on hand. ($0-$10)
1/2" single fold bias tape (optional- $0 if you make your own, $2 if you buy premade.)