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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Upcycled summer shorts

Turning old pants into shorts is one of the easiest upcycles ever, and one that I tend to practice every summer. 

Upcycled summer shorts

Because inevitably, every time summer comes around, I'm stuck with several pairs of kids pants from the previous season that I know will be to short to wear again in the following fall. If they are still in good condition (holes in the knees, they're OK too, you'll cut them out anyway), I usually turn them into shorts.

Upcycled summer shorts

Of course you can do this both with boys' and with girls' pants, but I find it so much fun to work with girls' pants, because there are lot more possibilities for creativity. 

I've made these a couple of weeks ago, and my daughter has been wearing them regularly since then. I started with an old pair of plain jeans: 

Upcycled summer shorts

I cut the pants legs and hemmed to the length I wanted for the shorts. Then all I did was to sew a hot pink lacy ribbon on the edges.

Upcycled summer shorts




As an afterthought, I decided to add an iron-on applique I already had in my stash. The colors matched and the shorts look a lot better with it. At least from the perspective of a five year old girl. 

Upcycled summer shorts

It took me less than half an hour to do all this. Now she has one cute and unique pair of summer shorts and I still saved some money in the process. Win-win all the way!

For more ideas on how to reuse & upcycle kids pants, click below:

http://keepingitrreal.blogspot.com.es/2014/06/3-easy-ways-to-reuse-and-upcycle-kids.html

Enjoy,

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10 comments:

  1. What a cute project! I love the elephant! I'd love for you to stop by and link up you post with us at Friday Favorites.

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    1. I love it too, I'm thinking of going back to the craft store and get a few more colors!

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  3. Cute project and a great way to use up those pretty bits of this and that in your stash in addition to getting another season's wear out of your clothes. Thanks for sharing with us at Creatively Crafty #ccbg :)

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  4. Cute - now if my girls wouldn't grow out of them so fast... Thanks for sharing with #CCBG

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    1. They always grow out of them too fast, that's why it makes sense to make the most of the clothes you buy!

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  5. Such a lovely idea - so simple but very effective!
    I would love if you came and linked this project to my clothes upcycling project page. It has a long term linky and gets lots of traffic through each day. We have over 600 projects linked up now and it is growing all the time!
    Do come and take a look!
    600+ Clothes Upcycling Projects
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

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    1. Thank you Jill, for stopping by and for inviting me to your party. Linked up already. Have a wonderful week!

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