My daughter, Hazel, is growing like a weed and she’s leaving on a jet plane to a place with high humidity and temperatures much warmer than here in the Pacific Northwest.
The last time Hazel wore these high water jeans I thought they were destined for the garage sale pile. Then, l had a lightbulb moment! Why sell jeans for next to nothing at a garage sale and spend $10 – $20 on a new pair of shorts when I could make shorts out of high water jeans!
Check out how easy this was to do!
Make Shorts Out Of High Water Jeans
We straightened the jeans out on my nifty Fiskars self healing rotary cutting mat and then placed a pair of shorts Hazel loves over the top.
Next, we folded the hem to the one inch mark using a sewing gauge and pressed.
I used my fingernails against the grain of the fabric to give the edge that raw look. I imagine washing will only make it better.
Tada! A new pair of shorts done in under 10 minutes!
Although Hazel is making an excellent fashion statement here, I have an even better idea for the ‘leftovers’.