Over the last few weeks it’s started warming up here in SoCal and I’ve been preparing our closets for summer. My boys are 2 1/2 years apart, and were born in opposite seasons, so all the hand me down clothes for my baby are the wrong season, meaning I’m sort of starting his closet from scratch every time he goes through a growth spurt. This could get expensive really quickly, but I’ve been doing a few DIY projects that have kept the costs down and reused some of his last-season pieces.
One of the super easy projects I did was refashioning a pair of jeans to become a pair of jean cut-offs. They were so easy, but they turned out SO darling that I just had to share. (Although maybe my baby’s fat little thighs sticking out of them might be the real reason they’re so cute…you be the judge..)
- baby jeans (mine were an old pair from my first baby that I got at Old Navy and then made into skinny jeans about six months ago)
- sewing machine/blue thread
- washing machine/dryer
Use a sharp pair of scissors and chop the jeans to your desired length. Then sew all the way around the opening of each leg hole with a straight stitch (this will keep it from fraying too much). Throw the shorts in the washer and dryer to make them perfectly frayed! And that’s it!
So save yourself a couple of bucks and use this easy refashion for all your kids pants AND your pants for summer!
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