DIY: Tuxedo Stripe Jeans


painters tape
fabric paint or acrylic paint
textile medium
gloss varnish or sealer
paintbrush or sponge
bowl or plate for paint
Make sure the jeans are ironed and free from wrinkles.
Apply the painters tape to the side of your jeans about 2 inches wide. My jeans already had a panel so I didn't have to do any measuring.
Pour the paint in the bowl and begin applying the paint to the jeans. If you use acrylic paint, mix it with the textile medium before painting. This is so the paint area won't be stiff and hard. I used the same shade paint as my jeans because I wanted a subtle stripe versus a stark contrast. 
Let paint dry. A hour should be good enough. Repeat on other side. If necessary, apply another coat of paint. I applied a coat of clear gloss varnish to make it shine and stand out a little more since it was kind of blending in. 
You can also create the tuxedo stripe look by applying a 1- 2 inch wide ribbon of your choice to the sides of your jeans with glue, adhesive tape or by sewing it on.

What do you think about tuxedo stripe pants/jeans? Will you be making yourself a pair?

Outfit Details:
Mint jeans DKNY | Burgundy shirt Target | Black boots Nine West


  1. I really like how subtle the stripe is; they look great!

  2. Another great DIY. I like how the stripe is not too obvious and in your face. It came out great!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  3. Thanks! I didn't want it too obvious. :-)

  4. Thank you! I want to see yours when you're done. :-)

  5. Thanks Yi-chia. That'st exactly what I was going for. :-)

  6. OMG, I can do this with some of my older jeans just to try!


    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES (a fashion and life-style blog)

  7. I can't believe you DIYd those! Amazing!

  8. These pants turned out amazing! I also love your shirt with the leather detailing :)


  9. Haha don't know if I will be making myself a pair anytime soon as I all thumbs but yours look great!!

    Ali of

  10. lol. it can be done with all thumbs too. :-)

  11. I'm seriously impressed with your tuxedo stripe DIY! I'd love to try it with a black stripe. Very cool!

  12. Heck yeahhhhh... I want to try this!!!!! Yours turned out great! Thanks for sharing!

  13. thanks Tracy! You try some DIYs on your own. :-)

  14. thanks and I would love to see your version. :-)

  15. love that you painted them! such a great idea. thanks for linking up to the all things pretty party.


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