Upcycled Summer Shorts |Keeping it Real

Monday, June 26, 2017

Upcycled Summer Shorts

Creating summer shorts out of old jeans is one of the easiest upcycles you can make, and one that I tend to dedicate myself to every summer - trying to increase the useful life of my kids jeans which, invariably, become too short to last another season. If the the jeans are still in a relatively good condition (holes in the knees don't count as you'll cut them out anyway), I usually turn them into shorts.

Upcycled Summer Shorts

Basically you start with something like this:

Upcycled Summer Shorts

And turn it into these:

Upcycled Summer Shorts


All you need to do is to cut out the excess length and hem your new shorts. And then let your creativity run free and embellish those shorts however you want.

Upcycled Summer Shorts

For this pair I used a cute polkadot gathered ribbon, and because I had a lot of it I decided to add it to the front and back pockets as well.

Upcycled Summer Shorts

Upcycled Summer Shorts

Upcycled Summer Shorts

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

Upcycled Summer Shorts

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

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

http://keepingitrreal.blogspot.com.es/2016/07/upcycled-summer-shorts.htmlhttp://keepingitrreal.blogspot.com.es/2016/09/more-upcycled-summer-shorts.html

http://keepingitrreal.blogspot.com.es/2014/03/boy-pants-to-girl-shorts.htmlhttp://keepingitrreal.blogspot.com.es/2014/10/embellished-shorts.html



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24 comments:

  1. These shorts are so cute. Great use of jeans when your child has gotten taller, but the pants still fit. I think the elephant is my favorite, but I love them all. Please share your posts on my Sunday's Best Linkup. This is so inspirational.

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    1. Thank you Rhonda! Off to check the link-up now!

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  2. So adorable! What a great use of jeans that might be too short.

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  3. Very cute, Theresa! I could see my 8 year old wanting something like this. Visiting from Sew It Cook It Craft It party.

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  4. My mom used to do this for us when we were little! Yours are so cute! Thanks for sharing with us this week!

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    1. My mom used to just sew new shorts from scratch. I'm not so talented (and I don't have as much time either), so I just follow the easier route...:) Thank you, for hosting and for stopping by!

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  5. You did a great job refashioning the jeans into shorts!
    Thanks for sharing with us at C&C with J&J.

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  6. How stinkin' adorable can you get?? Too cute. I love up-cycling clothes! Found you via Twinkly Tuesday

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    1. Thank you, I'm so glad you stopped by!

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  7. Oh my goodness I love these! :D They are super cute and one of a kind! I really LOVE the flowers one picture I wish I could sew! haha

    erfmission.com

    #TwinklyTuesday

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    1. Thank you. Even if you don't sew, there are ways to do similar things. Thermal binding and fabric glue work wonders!

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  8. Olá Teresa! Os calções ficaram bem amorosos! Das outras sugestões gostei imenso dos que têm o picot rosa e florinhas de crochet.
    Feliz verão!
    Beijinhos,
    Ana

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  9. What a cute idea! thanks for sharing on the pleasures of the nw's diy party!

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  10. These are so cute! They turned out beautifully. Thanks for sharing on the #WasteLessWednesday. blog hop!.

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  11. These are amazing! Someone mentioned this to me recently so I must do this with all of Zach's holey jeans! I swear he walks on his knees! Thanks for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

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    1. They do walk on their knees, it's amazing how I can send my son off to school with brand new pants in the morning and they will return with two huge holes in the afternoon. I usually mend them though, I only cut them into shorts when there's no way to mend them again or when they still fit in the waist but are too short. With these shorts in particular, I turned a pair of my son's jeans into shorts for my daughter, so that works well too.

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