Refashion: toddler pants turned into shorts (using a double needle)

Tonight, I refashioned two of my daughters high-water pants. The first pair, I created a new hem using a double needle (FUN…my first time using one!).

I took this pair of old jeans.

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Step 1: chop to desired length

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Step 2: serge the ends (you can alternately do a zig zag stitch or use pinking shears if you do not have a serger).

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Step 3: check your work to make sure the length is even on both legs.

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Step 4: change to a double needle and thread appropriately (you can always do 2 single stitches along side each other if you don’t have a double needle).

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Step 5: pin your new hem in place.

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Step 6: start sewing…yay, this is so exciting since its my first time using a double needle!

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Step 7: check your work…look at that lovely double stitch that was so effortless that I almost feel guilty!

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Step 8: admire your work! The double needle gives it a more professional look! If you don’t have a double needle, you can always do two separate stitches along side each other…just stay as straight as possible so they look professional.

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Here’s a before & after pic

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