Friday, June 4, 2010
Mending Week Part III: Side Panel Shorts Tutorial
Mally has a new pair of favorite shorts - the Side Panel Upcycled Jeans-to-Shorts. I started with a pair of too-small jeans and cut them to shorts length. Also trim off the thick seams along the outer edge.
Next, cut 4 side panels about 3" wide by the length of your shorts. Place these right-sides together, finish the top (narrow) edge, then turn right-sides out.
Sew panel to front side of jeans. Serge or overcast seams.
If you are sewing a small size, finish the bottom hem now. I just serged mine but you could add bias trim, a rolled hem or just straight stitch and let it fray a little.
Turn pants wrong-side out and pin panel to back side; sew then serge or overcast. You are finished!
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