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How to Taper Boot Cut Jeans

About this Lesson

  • Type: Video Tutorial
  • Length: 21:13
  • Media: Video/mp4
  • Use: Watch Online & Download
  • Access Period: Unrestricted
  • Download: MP4 (iPod compatible)
  • Size: 90 MB
  • Posted: 10/19/2008

In this lesson, Shauna from First Samples in Austin,TX shows us exactly how to taper a pair of boot cut jeans and turn them into stylish straight leg jeans. She goes over important details such as unpicking your in-seam, choosing a strong thread, pin your pants, chalk your measurements, an more important steps to take when sewing, altering and tapering jeans.

About this Author

Shauna Smith
Shauna Smith
3 lessons
Joined:
05/03/2008

First Samples opened its doors in January of 2005. It was created in response to the interest people were showing to learn how to sew apparel and the lack of places to learn at. It's main goal is to nurture and propagate the art and craft of garment construction. We live every day from the day we are born to the day we die wearing sewn products. We have become so removed from our clothes that most of us have trouble sewing a button on. Our sewing is all outsourced. First Samples wants to bring it back home.

Shauna Smith:

Shauna is a pattern maker, seamstress and designer. She graduated from FIDM in '92. Since then, she has held positions that have given her experience in nearly every...

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Recent Reviews

Nopic_dkb
Great!
02/13/2012
~ brooksleann

This lesson is so easy to follow! Thank yo and please post more videos so those that don't live in Austin can learn to sew with you!

Nopic_blu
great video!
11/08/2009
~ shana

Great video, Shauna is great at explaining it in detail. Only thing I would have rather watched the process on another pair of jeans that were not white, it's pretty hard to see even the close ups.

Nachan_homepage
Been looking for something like this
11/05/2008
~ nachan

I have a lot of old bootcut jeans that I love but want it in a more "skinny jeans" style. This lesson teaches you the how to taper your jeans. Its fast and simple.

Alexjurek_homepage
Another great lesson from Shauna
10/30/2008
~ alexjurek

Instead of spending a lot of money on new jeans, or a lot of time finding jeans that fit AND are the cut you like, Shauna shows you how to alter the legs of your jeans yourself. Like Shauna's other lessons, this one is thorough, discussing not only the main points, but also the details that will make your clothing perfect and the pitfalls to avoid. A bit of an advanced lesson.

Nopic_dkb
Great!
02/13/2012
~ brooksleann

This lesson is so easy to follow! Thank yo and please post more videos so those that don't live in Austin can learn to sew with you!

Nopic_blu
great video!
11/08/2009
~ shana

Great video, Shauna is great at explaining it in detail. Only thing I would have rather watched the process on another pair of jeans that were not white, it's pretty hard to see even the close ups.

Nachan_homepage
Been looking for something like this
11/05/2008
~ nachan

I have a lot of old bootcut jeans that I love but want it in a more "skinny jeans" style. This lesson teaches you the how to taper your jeans. Its fast and simple.

Alexjurek_homepage
Another great lesson from Shauna
10/30/2008
~ alexjurek

Instead of spending a lot of money on new jeans, or a lot of time finding jeans that fit AND are the cut you like, Shauna shows you how to alter the legs of your jeans yourself. Like Shauna's other lessons, this one is thorough, discussing not only the main points, but also the details that will make your clothing perfect and the pitfalls to avoid. A bit of an advanced lesson.

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