UA-59651954-28 Crafty Allie: Lace Cuff Capri Pants

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Lace Cuff Capri Pants


I love Sister time! I love that my sister still wants to do sleepovers. She is usually the one to come over and spend the night with me since I have kids, but I hang with her at her house whenever the ole' ball and chain is willing to watch the kids and let us women have Girl Time. Hey, us women are allowed to say Ole' Ball and Chain too right? Back me up ladies!


Yes, so sorry ladies, I didn't get any pictures while I was doing the project. But... I am pretty good at step by step explanation.

These were some jeans that had been cut off into Capri's. I offered to hem them for my sister but she saw some Capri's with lace and had to have them.

Similar Capri's have sold for $50 at Macy's, and while ours might not be as cute, they come pretty darn close!


You will need:

A pair of Capri's
Scissors
Lace
Sewing Machine (optional, can be sewn by hand)

Step 1: If your pants are cut offs then fold them and fold again to the desired cuff length. I actually folded it up and sewed it and then folded it up again, it's just an easier way for me to sew it, however I ended up with two hem lines, but you can't see it under the lace, so whatever you prefer.

Step 2: Pin your Lace onto your Capri's. We used this lovely  slightly off white/cream vintage look lace. We got it at Walmart for only $3.97 and it's 3 yards.

Step 4: Sew it by hand or use a sewing machine. Sew as close to the end of the cuff/lace as possible. 
Step 5: To make sure the lace stayed in place I then sewed the sides together where the lace should meet, and cut off the excess lace. I then sewed the other side to anchor it down further.
Step 6: With a lighter, I very carefully heated the edges of the lace to keep it from fraying during the wash.

Whaa-la you have your lace cuff Capri's.


I even used a white thread, as I didn't have off white/cream colored thread, but honestly you can hardly even see the where its sewed onto the cuff.




I think they turned out great! She certainly loves them! I think its a great salvage to a pair frayed cut off Calvin Klein. Calvin don't have nuttin on our design, lol.

We had plenty left over to do a belt maybe? Maybe I could make a flower too to attach to the belt or around the pocket area and add some of the lace into the flower? Yes, I think it would look even cuter with some more accessories.

Hope I explained it well enough. Thanks for Tuning in Guys!

42 comments:

  1. Hi Allie!

    This is such a cute idea. I don't sew, but I have a few pairs of jeans I'd like to try this with. Maybe it would work with an iron-on adhesive? I just might give it a try. Thanks!

    Karen

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    1. I think it would. I just don't know how long it would hold up. I think heat and bond would be the best route.

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  2. The lace cuff makes those super cute!

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  3. The lace cuff really set them off, great job :)

    Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays...

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  4. Very cute! Stopping by from the mingle at conferencecallstomeatballs.com glad I did!

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    1. Awe, thanks! Glad you did too!
      Just checked out your site, liking it a lot! Just google+ you.

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  5. Hi, the capri is so pretty with the lace attached, I love it. I saw it on brag about it.
    Julie from julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

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  9. Now is this cute or what. I love it. Thanks so much for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  10. Cute Diy! You saved major bucks for your sis. :-)

    Mo

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  11. Great way to extend the usage of a pair of jeans! Adds a bit of pizzazz!
    Love it!

    Thanks,
    Helen

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  12. PINNED!! Thanks for sharing how you made it and thanks for sharing at What to do Weekends Party. Linda

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  13. Those are adorable! I wish my sewing skills were better :) Thanks for sharing at Share Your Stuff Tuesdays..hope to see you again next week!

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  14. In my opinion, lace added to anything ramps up the cuteness!

    Thanks for joining Time Travel Thursday.

    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

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  15. I've been aching to add some lace to pants or shorts and still haven't done it. Yours look so cute. I love them. I would LOVE for you to share this at "That's My Style" Link Party TODAY! I hope to see you there. :)

    Karla @ www.MySerendipitousLife.com

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  16. I think it's SO cute! I'm pinning to my board for things to sew for ME! :)
    Gina @ Gina's Craft Corner (I'd love for you to come visit me!)

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  17. Thanks for dropping in at Show Off Friday -Have an awesome weekend!

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  18. Cute and such a great idea! Nice lace! Thanks for sharing at Submarine Sunday!

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  19. So cute! Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays. x

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  20. cute idea! love how they turned out. I'd love for you to stop by sometime if you like. found you via a hop. @DearCreatives

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  21. Just a quick note to let you know that your post was featured on last weeks Monday Funday Link up at http://melsdaisypatch.blogspot.com/2013/09/monday-funday-46happy-labor-day.html. Come by and have a peek.

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  22. Love this idea and definitely going to "pimp up" my capri pants this summer. Thanks for the inspiration!
    Marie @ The Interior Frugalista

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  23. I love the lace! So cute. Thanks for linking up with Hump Day Happenings!

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  24. I love the lace too! So ladylike : )

    Thanks for sharing on Hump Day Happenings!

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  25. Hi Allie, super cute project!! Thanks for sharing this lovely idea! Visiting from G'Day link Party.
    Hope you have a wonderful day!
    Hugs from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com













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  26. I <3 your lace cut-offs and you look adorable in them! Pinned My sister and I still do sleep-overs and our kids are grown and on their own:) So, never stop!

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    1. Thanks Michele! And I doubt we will ever stop sleep overs. I hope one day we can live next door to each other, lol.

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  27. These look great, I really need to invest in a sewing machine again.

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    1. These could be done by hand too :) But when you do decide to get one check online, they are so much cheaper than buying in store!

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