• Sweet Shard

Custom Fitted Jogger Jeans

Updated: Aug 2, 2018

Hey Everyone,

This week I'm here to show you how to make these awesome custom fitted jeans. I found a pair that were a few sizes too big for me, and really wanted to still be able to use them - because they look like they've only been worn once!

So I teamed up with Coral to come up with a simple solution that any sewing beginner is welcome to try. You won't ruin the jeans even if you make a mistake, which makes this project ideal for getting used to your sewing machine and playing around.

I hope you enjoy, and be sure to subscribe if you want to see more of me on the channel!


  • Jeans *I used skinny jeans that were 2 sizes up to get the loose fit

  • Elastic - 1 ⅝” wide

  • Thread

  • Pins

  • Frixion erasable fabric pen

  • Sewing Machine


  1. Measure elastic around ankle/calf (where-ever you want your jeans to sit on your leg). Make sure it’s snug, so it won’t drop down.

  2. Stitch ends of elastic together.

  3. Turn jeans inside out. Mark 1 ⅝” from edge of jean hem. Fold inward (wrong sides together), iron (just to get the fold line)

  4. Slip the elastic around the ankle of the jean, fold jean upward 1 ⅝” with elastic in between and edges matching. Pin

  5. Take off the accessory box from the machine, fit jean around the machine (forget what that part of the machine is called). Stitch ⅛” away from edge.

xo! Sharadha

Photos: Dushan T.