So I thought I'd maybe put some more tutorials together this summer :]
Let's start out with something easy though, yeah?
This has become somewhat of a yearly ritual for me. At the beginning of every summer, I recycle my beat up jeans into some more modest shorts [because I'm not entirely a fan of all the hoochie length shorts that stores try to shove on girls my age...].
Also, am I the only one who annihilates jeans during the winter? Because I feel like whenever I rip jeans, it isn't just a little tear. It's like they freaking went Titanic and destroyed themselves. Go big or go home I guess?
And I've learned that over time, covering the hole up with a cat simply does not work.... unfortunately...
So here is what I do! It's really common sense, but I just wanted to get back into the whole tutorial thing with something easy:
- Chop off the wreckage just above the top rip... or to a little longer than your desired length. Mine were [clearly] ripped pretty high, so I cut right above the rip to salvage a little more length.
- Fold them pants up and amputate the other leg.
- Fold the bottoms of the legs up twice on the outside and pin down, though I suppose you could do it on the inside too. I just like the looks of the outside hem better.
- Tack the hems down with a few stitches on the outer and inner existing seams.
And there you have it! A brand new [old] pair of shorts from those ratty ripped jeans! Whoop whoop!