I’m getting really tired of buying my son clothes. I’m not just talking about every once in a while…I’m talking about bi-weekly shopping. That’s about how long a pair of jeans and shoes last him. I think he does ninja slides on the concrete at school. It never fails, he comes home with holes in the knees of his jeans and in the front of his shoes. Well, with the warmer weather upon us, I’ve been thinking that I wouldn’t have to buy pants and shoes. Instead we would need shorts, tanks, and flip flops. Then I got the idea that I could just cut up some of his holey pants and long sleeve tops and make them into summer clothes! It worked great and I’m excited.
All you need to do is figure out the length of the sleeves that you want by holding them up to another short sleeve shirt and leave about an inch to sew up and cut off the excess. As for the pants, you pretty much have no choice but to cut at the knee if there are holes already. Keep in mind that if you are doing it to jeans, you may want to get a sewing needle that is specifically for denim since it’s so thick it could break your other needles (yes this happened to me many times) Take a look at this new-to-him outfit
You can’t really see the bottom of the pants but I cut them right where the holes in the knees were and they are perfect! I’m so proud of myself, I’m afraid I might go cut up the whole family’s winter gear.
Think of what you can make new again in your home! Recycle it, Reuse it, Up-cycle it…whatever! Stretch your dollar further and have some fun.