UA-59651954-28 Crafty Allie: DIY: Jeans to Shorts

Monday, June 15, 2015

DIY: Jeans to Shorts

My daughter is growing like a weed. 

Clothes are expensive.

If I sell her jeans I may get a $1 or less.

Or instead of buying shorts that costs 
$15 or more, I can just make them
from her jeans.

It's a win, win, just a little bit of sewing and
I'm not spending money, and I am certainly not loosing money.

For these jeans I cut them just below the knee.
Of course I had my daughter try them on and then pinned where they needed to be cut.

For the trim, I just so happened to have this belt that I wasn't using.
The pattern is so cute, I could just envision it on the shorts.

Cut and measure around the shorts, and then sew the ends together.

Then the trim onto the shorts.

I sewed it onto the top of the trim and again on the bottom of the trim. 

And that's it, a new pair of shorts!

And now for some more shorts...

And now how about some Capri's?

Keep it folded and sew right at the hem line.

Cut and sew a zig zag pattern to keep the ends from fraying.

And now she has a pair of capri's with them original hem.

Thanks for tuning in!
Until Next Time...

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  1. Why is it that kids always grow out of the length way before they grow out of the waist? I swear they need to make kids clothes skinnier! I just wish there was a way to make my sons shorts longer (and not look funny). I had to buy him all new shorts this year because he was starting to look like a 70s basketball player :)

  2. We did this all the time in the 70's. We always cut our jeans into shorts and my mom added fancy fabric to the bottom. Also, when we out grew our favorite jeans, we'd sometimes just have her add colorful material to the bottoms to add another 2" and we'd still wear the jeans. :-)

  3. Such cute, great ideas!

  4. I used to do this for the kids when they were little, to long ago.
    Thanks for sharing on the #OMHGWW this week!!

    Hope you have a great week!

  5. I'm loving this and will be featuring this Tutorial tomorrow!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! Hope you stop by tomorrow and share some more! I love having you! Pinned!!

  6. Great ideas! I love the 1st one with using the belt around the bottom of the legs. I wouldn't have thought of that. Thanks for visiting & linking up at Oh My Heartsie Girl Wordless Wednesday.
    Sarah-Ann @ Living Intentionally Simple

  7. This looks so amazing! I can’t wait to try it. Pinned and tweeted! Thanks for being a part of our party. I hope to see you, tonight at 7 pm. Lou Lou Girls


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