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Topic: Jeans to shorts, but what to do with leftover legs?  (Read 2457 times)
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« on: June 11, 2006 12:08:22 PM »

So, my son has blown the knees out in 3 pairs of jeans and I turned them into shorts.  Those leftover legs were really bugging me though.  I trimmed off the frayed parts, turned them inside out and sewed them across the bottom.  Then I took a long scrap of khaki and blue striped canvas that I had, just a little wider than the legs, and about half again as long as the legs lined end to end.  I sewed the sides of each pocket to the canvas and I have a hanging storage system for umm, whatever.  The sides should probably be turned under and hemmed.  Yeah, I didn't think of that until after and now it seems like a pain.

It seemed like a good idea at the time. . .
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« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2006 10:02:01 PM »

got any pics? I'd love to see
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2006 06:56:25 AM »

I second that.  Need a picture. 
It sounds super cute.  My son also blows out his knees in his jeans.

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« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2006 04:03:51 PM »

Or you can turn the legs into tubes to make a grocery bag holder.  You just need to make a loop to hang it and use elastic or tie at the bottom.  It wouldn't have to be repaired, and the fabric is sturdy enough to manage being stuffed.

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« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2006 04:06:26 PM »

I make aprons....

the three p's of my sewing
no plan....no pattern...no pins

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« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2006 09:56:54 PM »

If you hang your clothes like me, you could use it to hold those darn little wooden pegs.

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« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2006 09:58:24 PM »

i make bags out of mine. just cut them open, stitch them up and get a piece of fabric for the strap.  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2006 01:06:57 PM »

Oh, I like the apron!  I'd hang clothes out and use pins if it weren't for all the stupid pollen.   

I will have to get some pics when I get my camera situation sorted out.   I am thinking of ripping it apart and making it horizontal instead of vertical.

It seemed like a good idea at the time. . .
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