April 9, 2012

A Thrifty Use for Old Jeans

Each year when it turns warm we have a few problems.  My kids have outgrown a lot of their pants and it’s hard to find shorts that are long enough for girls.  What is up with the shorty shorts anyway?

My daughter usually has such cute jeans with embroidery, flowers, and jewels on them.  It’s a shame to let go of good pants just because they are too short.

A few years ago I decided that I would take a pair of worn out jeans and make them into shorts.  As you can see in the picture, these jeans were worn out in the knees.


I cut the jeans right above the spot where she had worn out the knees. I was just going to roll them up but then I decided they might fray and unravel so I had my mom put a stitch at the bottom.

Now we have cute shorts that are long enough and they didn’t cost us any money. Reusing old pants is a great way to save money on your summer wardrobe.


Karen

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