holey shorts Batman

My daughter has these old shorts that she just LOVES.  She’s had them for a few years and wears them often. They were cute when she first got them, they have those worn patches on them that are so in right now.  Well, what happened after several wearings and washings….those worn patches become holes!  And where they are on her shorts you see either her thigh skin or her underwear.  She’s 11 so neither option is really appropriate.  So we got to the point that she would put them on and I would make her take them off.  They were about to go into the trash when I got an idea….

Here is what they look like…..

see what I mean holes on the left and right.

My idea was to line the holes with a bandana.  Really any fabric would work but I had a bandana and thought that would be cute.  So I laid the bandana under the hole to try to get an idea of what size to cut it.  You can of course measure it, but for me takes to much time.  haha

I cut it a little bigger than the hole because I wanted to hem the edges to keep them from unraveling.  You could probably use pinking shears or they have stuff you put on the edges to keep them from unraveling.  But since I had the machine out already figured I would just hem the edges real quick.

Once I had that done I pinned it in place and then just sewed it.

 

Since I was already sewing, I sewed the cuffs too. I hate when then sag and I don’t iron unless there is not other option…and trust me I think about it.

I think they look cute and no more panties or thigh skin showing!

 

4 thoughts on “holey shorts Batman

  1. Good refashion idea. They turned out cute, and she probably likes them better with the purple patches (at least they look purple on my computer). Sewing the bottom also gave them a different perspective.

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