I had some jeans that were a little too small in the thighs so I decided I was going to make a new jean skirt out of them. All you need to do this is a sewing machine, a small piece of fabric and a pair of jeans that you would like to refashion for whatever reason.
As you can see in the picture first you need to cut the jeans to about the length you want. It is always better to cut off less and then adjust. Next the inseam needs to be cut apart. Then all you need to do is cut your scrap fabric to the size you want. The larger you make the scrap fabric the wider the skirt will be. Then you can decide what you want to do with the seam that is already in the jeans. I decided I liked the look of the seam so I left it in the skirt.
After you have the front the way you want it the back seam needs to be sewn together. I turned the skirt inside out for the look that is in the picture above. There was a lot of extra fabric and as I said before it is better to cut less and then adjust to the size you need. I also sewed around the bottom but it could also be left for a frayed look.