Watch This Mom Create Cute Maternity Jeans at Home!

“Cute” and “maternity clothes” don’t seem to belong in the same sentence together. Let’s be real, when you’re pregnant, you’re happy to fit into anything you can, especially if it helps you move around in comfort. That goes double if you’re pregnant with your second or third child. But what if we told you comfort AND style are attainable with this easy DIY? You probably wouldn’t believe us! It’s true, What’s Up Moms brings us this amazing guest DIY with blogger Yael to show us how to turn a part of chic, normal jeans into jeans that are perfect for pregnancy. Watch the video below to see how this magic is done.

Your friends are not going to believe that you are still wearing your favorite pair of jeans four months into your pregnancy! It seems like some kind of black magic…but we promise, it’s just a simple DIY!

Because these are YOUR jeans, you’re going to be more comfortable in them than you would be in new maternity pants. And, if we’re being frank, these jeans are so much cuter than regular maternity pants! Not to mention cheaper.

To get started on this super simple DIY, here’s what you’ll need:


  • Elastic
  • Fabric scissor
  • Thread
  • Sewing needles or machine
  • Straight pins
  • Your favorite jeans

Step 1: Cut the pockets out of your jeans.

Step 2: Measure out the length of elastic you should cut by using your cut-out pockets. Cut the elastic double the length of the pocket, just to be safe.

Step 3: Line up the elastic where the pockets should be, making sure they overlap at the top, and pin them into place.

Step 4: Sew the elastic on all the way around. Cut off the excess elastic around the sides for comfort.

Now you can wear your new stretchy jeans all throughout your pregnancy, postpartum, or even after you’ve just had a big lunch! Perfect for running errands, taking care of the kids, making dinner – all while looking fabulous. These pants look super cute and feel super comfy, so you win all around with this DIY.

Thanks to Yael from the Motherlucker blog for showing us this inventive trick!

What do you think of these DIY maternity jeans? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.