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.

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!

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.

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.

Work the trim in

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

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.  🙂


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

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!