Blissful and Domestic - Creating a Beautiful Life on Less: Brown Cropped Pants For Girls

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Brown Cropped Pants For Girls

Here is a quick tutorial on how to crop pants into shorts for the summer. This is one of my favorite re-purposing projects to do. It is so simple and takes very little time to do. I also like the fact that I have control of the short length. I do this to all of Miss Priss's winter pants, so then she has modest shorts to wear all summer long.  I started out with a pair of boys pants. They were a 4T and I found them for $1.47 in the clearance section at Target. 



I cut them to the desired length.
I figured they would hit Miss Priss just above the knee when finished.

I folded the pants up once and sewed all the way around.
At this point you will still have a raw edge exposed.


I then cut two 61/2 inch strips of brown ribbon.


I put my pants inside out and sewed on the ribbon.
I sewed them onto the sides of my pants.


I then put my pants right side out and then folded them up once. I tucked the rest of the ribbon into the fold and sewed across the ribbon line again.


See how it gives the ribbon detail on the side.



A simple fix for cute, comfy shorts for your little girl.
This same idea would work for little Boys Shorts as well.

For more Sewing and re-purposing tutorials, go HERE.

Oh and her eis what I have been listening to, while sewing.
Got to have the ipod to keep me going:>

Taylor Swift I'd Lie
Josh Gracin Unbelievable
Sara Evans A little Bit Stronger
Brett Elderidge Raymond

I could listen to these one's over and over again.
Oh yeah that's right...I do :>


  1. Great repurposing of those long pants!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success


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