Tonight, I decided to clean out my daughters closet in search of finding high-waters that she can no longer wear! I found 6 pairs, all which fit perfectly in the waist and throughout, except for the length!
So, I took the first pair.
Step 1: Decide what length you want the shorts to be. Divide that length in half and pin in place. Remember once the conversion is complete, you’ll flip the original hem down and this will be the new length of the shorts.
Step 2: Cut off the excess length using pinking shears (if you have them) to avoid excess fraying. You may use regular fabric scissors but may need to serge or do a zig zag stitch to limit fraying.
Step 3: Make sure your pins are intact and both legs are even before you begin sewing.
Step 4: Begin sewing as closely to the original hem as possible. Do this all the way around each leg.
Step 5: Check your work :). I’ve just completed one leg and unfolded the hem to check.
Step 6: After hemming both sides, unfold the hem and do a top stitch right above the original hem. This will prevent the hem from rolling back up after washing ( no need to iron…yay!)
Step 7: Check your top stitch to make sure it’s straight and helps lay the hem flat.
Step 8: Admire your work 🙂
I love how these turned out so I ended up doing 3 pairs tonight!
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