Easiest Way to Turn Ripped Toddler Jeans into Shorts
You do not need any special skills to turn jeans into shorts. This little DIY project is so simple I almost feel dumb writing a whole post about it. I simply cut the material as far down as I possibly could due to the hole, and folded the pants in half so I could copy that cut on the other leg. I then chose to roll the edges into a cuff, which stayed perfectly for me without any ironing due to the heaviness of the material.
Cut the jeans at an appropriate length for shorts. (Or cut as low as you can with where the hole in the knee happens to be.)
Fold the jeans in half and use the already cut edge as a guide for cutting the second leg. Be sure the outsides of the pant legs are perfectly aligned and that the waistband is straight. This is a foolproof way to ensure both sides are even with no measuring required.
Cuff the shorts.
OR… you may also prefer to leave them raw as pictured below. You could even fray the edges a little more for a more distressed look.
Done! It doesn’t get any easier than that to salvage a pair of jeans.
I have thrown away many a pair of jeans because of the holes put in the knees by my destructive eldest son. While not the crime of the century, I realize now that I should have repurposed them into shorts. Inevitably, I found myself with another ruined pair of jeans. This time, I was able to save them and turn them into shorts for my youngest boy.
Any suggestions for how to repurpose the pant leg scraps? Let me know below!