I don’t know about you, but my daughter likes to wear her ‘shorts’ pretty long. Have you tried finding long shorts while shopping? It is next to impossible!! So we have come up with a solution, and it is a frugal one too.
Here is what you are going to need:
- a pair of cut-off jeans (cut these to the length you would like)
- extra wide double fold bias tape
- sewing machine
The first thing you are going to do is measure around the bottom of the pant leg and cut a piece of the bias tape about an inch or so longer. Using your pins, you are going to basically ‘wrap’ the bias tape around the bottom of the cut-off leg. I use the pins to help the bias tape stay in place as I am sewing around the pant leg.
Then at the sewing machine, sew through all layers of the bias tape and the pant leg.
Once you have sewn around the pant leg, I fold under the end of the bias tape to finish off the edge.
Long ‘shorts’ makes for one really happy teenage girl in my home!
You can really get creative with this project if you want to, but my daughter wanted just plain blue bias tape to finish off these ‘shorts’. Try different colors of bias tape, or get really creative and make your own bias tape out of fabric you have at home.
What project have you done at home lately? I would love for you to share in the comments!