About two years ago I need some black pants and it’s always difficult to find good ones that don’t fade for a good price. These Banana Republic ones were only 40$ each. I got two.
Over the past year I’ve only worn them once (and one pair not at all). I don’t really wear them much anymore. So, why not turn one of them into shorts…easier and quicker than going shopping for some! Here we go – pants to shorts.
What You Need
- matching thread
First – measure out where you want your shorts to sit (I tried mine on to do this). Add 1/2 an inch and cut. My pants are made of rayon, so I’ve gotta hem them – plus, it’ll look more professional, too. If you wish, you could just leave them. Although, I recently cut a pair of old jeans into shorts – I always suggest putting in a hem stitch (like just a top stitch) about 1/4 – 1/2 and inch above the cut line, that way the fraying can only go so far!
I serged the edge and then turned it up 3/8 of an inch. Top stitched and then done!
Hem looks good.
Here they are – front and back – all done and ready to wear. A quick and easy tutorial for turning pants to shorts in a jiffy.
Time to enjoy this long weekend – it’s the last one this summer.