I made my first pair of jeans using Mimi G’s Simplicity Pattern #8222. I wouldn’t have had the courage to tackle this big project if it weren’t for her online sew-a-long. She breaks this project up into five easy-to-follow video tutorials. I’m psyched to say I made my own jeans and they don’t suck! They rival my favorite pair of jeans from Ann Taylor. After experiencing first-hand how much work goes into making just one pair of jeans I can understand why a great pair of jeans can easily be priced at over $100. Jeans are hard! But I did it! Read on for more about this project.