Saturday 23 May 2015

Upcycle Cut Off Shorts

Summer is here in British Columbia. Today we hit 28 degrees Celsius and we are only in May, it is going to be a toasty warm summer. We have dusted off all of last years shorts and found lots of cut off denim shorts that all fit fine but look like they could use a helping hand. 

So I got the shorts and some leftover Babyville Boutique fabric I had laying around and got to work. Camo is by far the most favorite color in my household by far, so I am glad I had some left! I began by cutting strips that were 1 inch wide and 6 inches long. 

Then I wrapped the fabric around the bottoms of the shorts and began sewing. It was a bit tricky to get the fabric to stay in place but if you have a sewing machine I'm sure it will be much easier. Sew the strips on until the entire bottom of each leg is covered.

 And there you have it, completely new shorts in under an hour. My son was super happy he thought they looked so cool. And I love how they look, very clean cut and unique. What do you think?

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