Whenever summer starts, I think I can get by with cropped pants and wide leg jeans. Once the full heat hits and keeps marching on relentlessly, I start to itch for shorts to keep me cool.
I put together this post with lots of examples of how to cut pants into shorts so that you can do it too!
Not only is this a great way to add shorts to your closet, it’s great for pants that have holes in the knees, pants that have a stained hem, or pants that just need a change to get you to wear them.
– Pants to cut – Marking tool – Ruler – Cutting mat and rotary blade – Sewing machine
Start by putting your jeans on. Walk around your place for a bit so that they get settled in and fit like they usually do.
Use a marking to to mark your desired finished length. When you bend over and lift your leg up, the pants will adjust slightly.
Line up the hem leg with a line at the edge of the cutting mat. The grain line is perpendicular to the hem.