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A hole in your pants ? Don’t panic !!

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My youngest child has a bad tendency to make holes in his pants. If you’re like me, you probably think it would be a waste to discard them.

My suggestion: transform them into shorts. With the hot season coming along, it will be just perfect ! You could also upcycle pants that will be too short for next winter, and thus make your kids use their clothes longer.
 
 
 Start by tracing a straight line above the hole. In this example, the pants had nice cargo side pockets (which didn’t stop me at all, as you’ll see). 
  
  
Then let’s cut ! If your pants also has cargo pockets, I recommend sewing it in place to make the next steps easier.
  
 

 Then overcast or sew a zigzag stitch along all edges, and sew hem.

 

  
Voilà! My son can now continue to enjoy wearing his favorite pants, but as shorts ! And you can see how the pocket, even though the bottom was cut, remains a nice decorative detail.

I hope this tutorial will inspire you to upcycle parts of your kids winter wardrobe… They outgrow their clothes so quickly ! 
  
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