30 Minute Jeans To Shorts Makeover

 

30 Minute Jeans To Shorts Makeover is a quick and simple way to transform an old pair of jeans into knee length cuffed shorts.

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You will need:

  • A pair of jeans
  • Measuring tape
  • Fabric (laundry) marker
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine and/or overlocker

What to do:

Try on your jeans and mark on the seam the length you want your shorts to be. Measure from hem and follow natural curve of hem to create a line around the leg on both sides. Cut with scissors but don’t discard off cut denim. These will form the basis of the shorts.

Measure 5 inch from cut edge on the off cut (the bottom part of the jeans you don’t need) in the same way as above and cut. Repeat for other leg.IMG_3946

Pin this 5 inch strip right side together and sew along cut edge. This will be the cuff.

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Pin the cuff to the inside of the shorts, lining up hems.

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Sew along edges with straight stitching and follow with a zig-zag stitch to finish raw edges. Otherwise you can just use your overlocker for this step.

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Turn cuff out to desired position on the shorts and press.

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They are now ready to wear!

 

 

Filed Under: Craft for MumFashion

About the Author: Emily is a former ACPA award winning editor and journalist turned stay at home mum and blogger. She lives on a farm in regional NSW with her husband and their five children where she spends the time she should be doing housework reading books and writing posts.

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