DIY:: Tuxedo Stripe Pants

Today I present to you.... The tuxedo stripe pant.

This style of pants is a great way to dress up a more casual outfit and a bonus- it gives your leg a longer look to it!

Old Navy Tuxedo Stripe Jeans

$36.94

$34.50

This DIY is a super simple {and super affordable} way to try out this trend without fully committing to it....

unless 

you're feeling brave and want to go the extremely easy route that will leave your pants permanently striped that is an option too! I'll explain both.

 Materials Needed:

*Pants

*Ribbon

*sewing machine/matching thread

*

E6000

glue OR 

Iron on Adhesive

 {this is the easiest way, however it is permanent}

*scissors

*Iron

PERMANENT {gluing}:

Step 1:

Lay your pants flat with the side of the pants facing up. Measure your ribbon to the length of your pants leaving 1" extra on both ends. Also measure your tape the exact length of your pants.{skip this step if you are gluing}

Step 2:

Lay your iron on tape onto the back side (non shiny) of your ribbon with the paper side facing up. Iron this on.

Step 3:

Peel off paper side of your iron on tape and place ribbon onto the side of your pants. Iron onto your pant working your way down the leg of the pant.

IF GLUING:

Apply glue onto the back of ribbon {in small sections} and glue your ribbon onto your pants working your way down the leg of the pant.  On both the top and bottom ends fold over and glue to inside of the pant.

Step 4:

On both the top and bottom ends fold over and glue to inside of the pant.

IF GLUING: allow glue to dry for 45 minutes.

Step 5:

Strut Your Stuff!

TEMPORARY {sewing}:

Step 1:

Lay your pants flat with the side of the jeans facing up.

Step 2:

Measure your ribbon to the length of your pants leaving 1" extra on both ends.

Step 3:

Pin your ribbon onto your pants and sew along each side. You may choose to use a straight stitch or a zig-zag stitch works as well.

{if your jeans are skinny you might find this a little difficult towards the bottom of the jean. No worries! Starting from the top of your jeans, sew as far down as you can. Reinforce your stitch and then start from the foot opening of the leg working your way to the previous stitch.

Do this to both sides of the ribbon and both sides of the jeans.

Step 4:

Strut Your Stuff!

Step 5:

When you get sick of your tuxedo stripe, just unpick it and you have your old pants back!