Thursday, June 17, 2010

Unfinished Projects~Cut off Jeans Shorts (and what to do with the leftover Legs!)

Cut Off Jean Shorts and a Fun Way to Use Up the leftover Legs!

My friend, Celeste, and I got together to make our little girlies some cute summer cut-offs with the hole-y jeans. We just made them the way I did the denim aprons, with a cute piece of ruffled fabric folded over and then sewn to the hemmed edge.

Here is a little tip though...use clear thread so you dont have to switch it out for each pair!

I think they turned out oh-so cute! And I am so happy to check the first unfinished project off my list! But before I cleaned up the jeans scraps the throw away, I noticed how cute the legs under the holes were and I thought I would attemp to make a little skirt with those, instead of throwing them away.



These shorts have a black and white polka dot ribbon wrapped in a strip of tulle and then sewn onto inside of the hem.  I always tuck little folds in as I sew instead of gathering it in a gathering stitch.




































These shorts just have ribbon folded over and sewn to the bottoms.  I happened to have some ribbon that matched the flowers that were already on them!
These shorts are my favorite!  Celeste and I both made some like this for our girls.
 













The Jean Leg Skirt!

 This is the Jean Leg Skirt!  I cut the legs of the jeans off below the holes and then I cut the seams of the jeans about 1/2 inch outside of the topstitched side.  That way the cute topstitching on the jeans still showed on the skirt after it was sewn together.  I also tried to alternate the washes light and dark.  The pink knit ribbing was purchased by the inch at Jo-Ann fabric.  This skirt is perfect for her to pull on with a swimsuit and wear to the pool!

29 comments:

  1. VERY Cute ideas! Can't wait to do them myself!

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  3. This is one of the CUTEST ideas for little girls that i have seen!!!! ESPECIALLY love the little skirt made from the "leftover legs" ADORABLE!!!! GENIUS :)

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  4. My friend forwarded your site to me after reading my list of summer things to do! I love your list and your site! Such great ideas! These shorts are super cute! Check out my list of things to do! I will have to make the containers...the list on the frig is not so cute!
    http://booandbudroo.blogspot.com/2010/05/this-summer.html

    Thanks! Christie

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  5. Really cute Angela! The skirt made with jean legs is brilliant! Now, if only I had a girl.....

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