Do your boys wear holes into their pants as quickly as mine do? I seams like two months after I buy them and holes are already forming! Why are boys so rough on their clothes? This summer my boys needed more shorts, but instead of buying some, I turned their holey jeans into shorts instead of throwing them away. This way we get a little more use out of them. It’s really simple actually and only took me about 30 minutes.
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Step 1. Measure where you want to cut them. I cut these right above the highest hole, so I could have as much length as I could get.
Step 2. I cut the first leg and then folded the pants in half to cut the other side.
Step 3. If you have a serger, serge all the way around each leg hole. If you have a sewing machine, skip this step.
Step 4. If you serged your leg holes, fold your hem under ½ inch and pin or clip in place. If you are using a sewing machine, fold the fabric under ¼” and then another ½” and pin or clip in place.
Step 5. Sew ⅜ “ from the folded edge of your hem, back stitching at the beginning and edge. That’s it!
Wasn’t it so simple to turn those holey jeans into shorts? Now you get another season out of those pants!