Giving new life to old clothes….

Giving new life to old clothes….

to old ratty jeans!  I mean really we all want to extend the life of our kids clothes, right!?!!?  They wear them out so fast, especially when we are buying them half worn out already! 🙂 tehehehe.

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What we had to work with

Today what we did was take a pair of old jeans, and cut them off….

Pretty easy, of course…..But I have issures with things being straight.  So, we used the good old rotary cutter and mat for a more precise line!

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Straighten the cut

The next thing we did, was fold the end of the shorts up.  Yes, I said UP….here let me show you.

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Fold the jean up

See, it is gonna make a cute edge at the bottom with a minimal amount of work.  (My favorite!!)

Then you pick out the kind of trim you want to use.  My crazy girl picked this mini dingle-ball stuff we have in the shop, and I think it turned out darling.

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Work the trim in

Next of course, measure your trim…..cut it and get ready to sew it on!!

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Sew it all together!

Slip the jeans through the throat of your machine, and we just zig-zag stitched around the whole thing.  Rinse and repeat.  (uh, skip the rinse part) WHat I mean is, do the same thing to both legs.  🙂

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Alakazam!

Badd-A-bing.  You are done.  The only other step now, is to have your child try them on!

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Now we’re stylin’

Now you have one project complete, a happy child and many more ideas of repurposing old clothes running through your head!  🙂

I am SO loving these pink dingle-balls (we have then in white too) that I want to give some away!  Mention this blog with your order today and I will throw some (a yard)  in your package.  (and if you have already ordered just email me…chances are I can still throw some in!)

Hope you are all having a great day, and WHY not!?!?!?  It’s Friday!

I love Fridays!