June 13, 2011

Simple JeansTurned Shorts Refashion

I can't pass up a bargain, so when I found these jeans for $3, I had to get them for my daughter.  Since she is growing by leaps and bounds, keeping them for the up coming school year would be pointless.  So I figured that she could use another pair of shorts for this record breaking, no rain in sight, Texas summer heat. ( I really need to remember to take before pictures before I get the scissors. It's not the first time I do this as shown here.)

So anyways, let's get back to this super simple way to "hem" a pair of jeans turned shorts.   Measure and cut the jeans to desired length.  No need to add extra length for the hem.

Using the part of the jeans legs that were cut off, cut and trim the inseam strip.

You will end up with two long strips like this: 

Here is a close-up view of the inseam strips.

Use a zig-zag stitch (remember to back stitch at the beginning and at the end of your sewing stitch) to attach the inseam strip to the edge of the jeans.  I used a denim colored thread so you can barely see the zig-zag stitch between the gold stitch of the inseam strip.

And that's it.

Close up of new hem

Now if it was just as easy to get some rain clouds overhead...sigh.


Jill said...

What a great idea to reuse the inseam!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

Deanna said...

CLEVER! That is an idea I will use. Thanks for sharing.

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Hi, friend! I'm admiring all your creative posts here so can you please share them with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)

Suburbsmama said...

Great Idea, never would have thought of doing this.

Cheryl said...

That's a pretty ingenious trick you've come up with there, well done! Those shorts are super cute :)

Amanda said...

What a great idea! I just chopped of a pair of jeans and made them into shorts but I'm not loving the hem I made. I may have to go back and do this to them! Thanks for the idea!

Amanda @ PandiolaLane.blogspot.com

Life as Leah said...

genius idea! I try to do my own minor sewing projects and altering, but don't ever come up with such a finished-looking product-awesome!

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