Confession: I’m TOTALLY cheating for today’s repurposing post. I did this post a few months ago and I’m re-posting today for my repurposing project. I was in Florida for 4 days and it really set me back for my repurposing projects, so I’m playing catch up! But, hopefully you will still enjoy this little project!
Lula has a pair of pink knit pants that she wants to wear every day. They are size 2T, but Lula wears a 3T and is quite tall for her age. So, needless to say…they are pretty short.
However, she is very skinny and now that she wears underwear, she doesn’t have that diaper bulge. So, the pants fit great in the waist…maybe even a little loose.
I decided to turn them into capris so she can still wear then for awhile longer.
First, I just cut them off at the length I wanted.
I decided to add a band of fabric to the hem for interest.
I just cut a strip about 2in wide and measured the length around the hem and then added a bit for a seam.
Iron the ends under about 1/4in and stitch
Fold and iron in half and stitch ends closed.
Finish off raw edge with a zigzag stitch
Then, iron the knit under about 1/4 inch and pin the fabric hem on.
Stitch in place about 1/4 inch from knit hem edge.
I made it so that there would be a little gap in the fabric hem.
I made another strip of fabric similar to the hem and tied it, then hand stitched it in place in the center of the waistband
I love giving clothes a second life!