Monday, March 15, 2010

Velcro Capri's

Bug managed to outgrow my favorite pair of jeans over the winter... not in the waist, but in the length. (Mind you, she only wore them once, she ended up on a leggings kick after we bought these.)

So I decided to not only change them into capri's but to give them some options.

Here is what I started with:

  • Too short jeans
  • Various fabrics
  • Velco
  • Scissors 
  • Sewing machine
Step 1 - Cut the jeans even shorter:

Pin and hem the bottom:

Attached a strip of velcro to the bottom of each leg of the pants.

Then have your 3 year old walk away and hide your camera so you can't document the rest of the process... gotta love 3 year olds. (I still have 3 more cuffs to make and will make a tutorial when I do.)

(Edited to add: instructions to create the cuffs.  )

Created a set of cuffs and put velco on the wrong side so that they could be attached to the pants like this. (Found the camera... with about 55 odd photos that I didn't take.)

And here is Bug in her "new" capri's!

Now I'm off to make a few more cuffs that she can change out as the mood suits her. All in all, getting the capri's with one set of cuffs took only about 90 minutes with major distractions by the kids. I'm pretty sure I can knock out 3 more sets of cuffs in another 90 minutes or less.

Edited to add: instructions to create the cuffs.

16 comments:

  1. ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I take my first sewing class in a few weeks and will be adding this to my "pray I can sew it someday" file. I have 2 long legged girls that will be needing cuffs and ruffles etc to keep them in jeans for at least one season. I LOOOOVVVVVEEEEEEE your blog and all of your FABULOUS ideas!! Hugs, Tara

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  2. ok-seriously the cutest thing I have seen all day~! I have three girls who live at my house and growing out of pants seem to be a trend! Thanks for the idea-I look forward to your tutorial on how to make the cuffs. Can't wait to see what other great things you have on your blog.
    Please, stop by and say hello some time!

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  3. What a fun idea! I love the fabric, so cute. And she is adorable!

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  4. What a fantastic idea this is! They turned out super cute. I've got to do this for our teenager here. She would love it.

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  5. That is super cute :) I would love for you to come and link up to check me out saturdays at www.iamonly1woman.blogspot.com

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  6. These are so cute!! And not just for little girls, I would wear this too! Thanks for the great idea.

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  7. How cute! How versatile! The girls could pick the fabric and everything! Great idea!

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  8. Super cute!! Thanks for sharing :) P.S. I live in Manassas!! So cool to find a local blogger!

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  9. How sweet! I really need to do this with a lot of our jeans! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. those are really cute! That is such a great idea! Come stop by my Favorite Things Friday Party if you would like to join in!

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  11. So cute! I featured these in my Friday
    Favorites today (linked to you). http://laniejandco.blogspot.com

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  12. Great job! I love this!

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft On Thursday! Please join me next week for another great party!

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  13. Ok, these are just too cute!

    My daughter has long legs, so I will surely have to try this out, thanks for sharing!

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  14. Love the idea of interchangeable cuffs. Brilliant. Found you from Skip to My Lou.

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  15. Thank you for sharing, buy capris online in india it should be organic since it is attached to our private parts, I recently it for my son , earlier there used to be problem of rashes and fungal infections, but now no more sweating and he feels quite relaxed in them.

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