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Turn Old Pants into New Shorts

By: Lisa Neri from cucicucicoo.com
Turn Old Pants into New Shorts
Turn Old Pants into New Shorts

"Are your kids’ bureaus full of outgrown pants with holes ripped in the knees? Don’t throw them out, because you can easily turn them into “new” shorts for the summer! They are a fast way to get more clothes for your children. Cut off the trousers at the knee, fold up the edges to make a hem and use the free arm of the sewing machine to help you sew them in place. Use the scraps from under the knee to make an optional patch pocket!"

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Project TypeMake a Project

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

Sewn byMachine

Beginner

Materials List

  • Pants that fit in the waist
  • Fabric shears
  • Sewing machine
  • Ruler or sewing gauge
  • Usual sewing materials (pins, needle, thread)

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So cute! It's kind of an obvious application, but I love the idea of using the left over or cut off portion to make a pocket. You could also make a little cross body bag out of the leftovers!

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