DIY | Maternity Jeans Hack

Published on July 22, 2016

These DIY maternity jeans are not just for pregnant mamma’s, I have been wearing mine everyday! Special thanks to Yael for sharing this amazing trick with us. Be sure to check out her blog Motherlucker for LOTS more good stuff! Don’t forget to subscribe for new vids every M-W-F


4” elastic
needle and thread or sewing machine
straight pins
• fabric scissors
• your favorite jeans!

1. Take fabric scissors and start cutting at the top of the waistband along the side seam and cut out the whole pocket.
2. Repeat on the other side.
3. Measure and cut elastic double the length of the pocket you just cut out.
4. Line up the top of your elastic with the top of your jean. Make sure the elastic sides overlap a bit on the jean.
5. Pin it in place with straight pins.
6. Starting at the waistband take your needle and thread and sew elastic in place all the way around.
7. Repeat on other side.
8. Trim extra elastic on the inside for comfort, and voila!

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Growing up in a small town in North Carolina Brooke spent much of her childhood building forts, bossing around the neighborhood kids and rearranging her bedroom once a week.  Two decades later not much has changed except the coast she lives on.  Now a California girl with a little one of her own she is enjoying motherhood and connecting with other moms through her love of arts and crafts. She is passionate about discovering unique and inexpensive ways to create beautiful things.  And she spends way too much time at Michaels.


50 thoughts on “DIY | Maternity Jeans Hack

  1. Wow this is the most brilliant conversion idea i have seen so far. Have many pant that dont fit post baby. Will convert all and start rocking it. Thanks a million have been holding on to many clothes with hopes of getting back to previous dress size😃

  2. I gained weight lately so one of my pants got a busted zipper. I fixed the zipper to keep it from opening and did this diy tutorial to accomodate the added inches on my waist.. Problem solved. Well, for now. I'm still trying to shed of the pounds. Wish me luck 😀

  3. I tried this because I gained wight, then lost the weight but mu butt and hips just got bigger. so none of my jeans fit me. But LET ME TELL YOU. OH MY LANTA!! IT WORKED! thank you so much for this video. you saved me so much money hahaha. ❤

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