Let’s talk about kids clothes, particularly jeans.
As a mom of two girls I am fortunate enough to be able to pass things down from big sister to little sister. But every once in a while something just doesn’t make it. At our house my first thought is can this be up-cycled?
Recently I came across these.
Obviously these were not going to be saved for little sis so I decided to look into make them into cut offs. But, lets be honest. When I think of cut offs I think of….
Surely I am not the only one, right?!
Believe it or not they don’t have to look this way! Cut off shorts can look super cute and it only takes a few minutes and is easy enough for any amateur sewer to pull off!
Do I have you convinced?
Lets get started.
Then you can take a WASHABLE marker and make a line where you want to cut. If in doubt on length try them on to double check and/or mark them on the longer side you can always cut more off. I found it helpful to fold the leg up to help give me a straight line. A straight line will not appear to be straight.
Next I laid them out to check and see how they looked.
Cut one leg at a time through both side of the fabric.