Jeans to Shorts Transformation

8 Mar

I am guilty of having items in my wardrobe that just sit there and take up space. A particular pair of jeans I own was ripped one of the first times I wore them because I fell off my bike (ouch!). They fit fine at the waist, and are a nice, dark wash.

ripped jeans remake

I decided to transform my jeans into shorts! I already have a couple other pairs of grungy jeans to wear during projects or messy outside work, so this pair was the perfect candidate.

diy cuffed shorts jeans

Since I wanted a folded-up look, I put on my pants and marked the length I wanted them to be when finished, and estimated where I would cut to roll the hem up twice. After cutting, I ironed and pinned the jeans at my desired length. I tried the jeans on one more time to be sure the look was what I wanted. I sewed a simple line with white thread at the top of the fold, using my machine.

transforming jeans into shorts diy

That’s it! This was a super fast refashion for jeans. I know I’ll get more use out of the shorts than I did the torn jeans. Now I just need to figure out what to do with two denim legs!


5 Responses to “Jeans to Shorts Transformation”

  1. lessonsasilearnthem March 8, 2013 at 10:16 pm #

    Make a jean picture frame! I saw one at target and when I read you blog I remembered it.

    • Lauren March 9, 2013 at 10:34 am #

      Huh! Maybe I’ll try it!
      Thanks for the suggestion.

  2. niftythriftygoodwill March 11, 2013 at 12:04 pm #

    cool! i like them. this would be great for me because i feel like shorts are always suuuuuuuuper short 🙂

    • Lauren March 11, 2013 at 12:07 pm #

      I know what you mean! I have a few pairs from JCrew because they sell by different inseam lengths, but that’s hardly thrifty! 😉

  3. Ramonita March 23, 2013 at 3:44 am #

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