Tuesday, August 9, 2011

{trulie-scrumptious} Upcycled Jean Shorts

My guests today are super cute...and trulie scrumptious!  Their blog just makes me smile.  And I totally feel like we could be friends in real life.  They are so cute!  {Oops, I said that already.}

Anyways, they have a tutorial that ANYONE can do.  Really!  Check it out!


Hey all! 
We are the sisters from {trulie-scrumptious}

 We are absolutely THRILLED to be part of 
Sew Chic Upcycling Week,
 I mean who wouldn't be?
We are still fairly new at this whole blogging world but we're lovin' every minute of it! We love to craft, cook, decorate, and craft some more!
So let's start CRAFTIN' and get started on our easy peasy lemon squeazy 

I like me a good pair of jeans.  Who doesn't right?  I've got like a million eight good pairs that I quite enjoy, but when the heat gets turned up, my alabaster legs need some {serious} sun.  So what's a girl to do with all these jeans and no jean-shorts?  Give 'em a good trim, that's what!  Now this isn't brain surgery; it's quite the opposite.  It will possibly take you all but five minutes to pull this off, so let's get to it!

Minute one: What's your length?  Mine is 23".  I like me a long short since I was blessed with tree trunks instead of toothpicks-which I'm fine with.  I just know what works best for me.
Minute two: Cut-a-the-pant-a.  I super {heart} my rotary cutter paired with my clear measuring thing-y.  Best thing next to pb and j in the sewing world-hm...at least to me =}
Minute three:  Take three or four seconds to admire you hard work.  Now take a deep breather-the end is nigh.
Minute four: Sew a zig, then a zag, if you will.  I find the zigzag is such a great stitch.  Not only does it look super duper festive, but its strong- like bull against fraying.   Because who knows when those pesky strands suddenly get a mind of their own and go bezerk and just start withering up your pant leg like raggedy-ann-type chaos.  Good thing you have your zig-zag bull to keep them in check.  
*wow did I really go on that long about a zig zag stich.... goo.
Hope you didn't fall asleep because you've got one more minute in your five minute jean short transfiguration. 

5. Try 'em on and strut your stuff, Daisy Duke!  Do a famous self-portrait-in-mirror and show off those sexy tree trunks {baaha! not true for you, I'm sure} to your bloggy friends.  It will totally make them jealous of your tree-mend-ous jean-to-shorts-transfiguration-skills.  Next to your rotary cutter and plastic measuring thingy-you're pretty much a genius!  Roll 'em, fray 'em, leave 'em as is- heck get out your BeDazzler for heavens sake and jewel up them pockets and bling, bling 'em.

So go on, go rummage through your closet, find a pair, pick a pair-really any pair will do.  Just don't cut you brand new all time favs.  You might cry and then come hunt me down with plastic thingy and your rotary cutter in hand.   We don't want that.
The best part?
They fit, require no gasoline or travel time, and are *f-r-e-e*.

 For more super duper cool tutes, come visit me and my favorite sister at {trulie-scrumptious}.  We've got sweet treats for you every Tuesday for Tute Sweet Tuesdays.


See, I mean, that was so easy!  And the possibilities are endless!

And go check out to see what Seamingly Smitten has in store for you today :)

Now it's YOUR TURN!
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  1. I've been keeping up with all of your guest posts for this series you are doing...and I am so stinkin' jealous!!! I wish I were this creative! And I love this jean shorts idea. Sad part is, this looks fairly easy to do, but I don't have the tools to do it. I really should have paid more attention when my grandmother was sewing my clothes as kid...

  2. Thanks for the invite......great projects to visit!

  3. What a great idea! I have so many kids jeans with holes in the knees! I heart trulie scrumptious, too! They are hilarious and so so sweet!

  4. This was great- I'm all about the bedazzler! Thanks for the tutorial!


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