Summertime DIY: Make Too Small Pants into Shorts

We interrupt Refashion Runway to bring you this special announcement full of cuteness!

If your child’s growth spurt has resulted in some “high-waters” that are now too short or you have a bunch of pants with holes in the knees, turn them into some cute shorts. You could just cut them off and hem the bottom, or even leave the raw edge and let them fray, but a pop of color with a fabric cuff gives them a whole new look.


Nothing better than throwing on a cute pair of shorts and a t-shirt and heading out with the whole day ahead of you just see what the day will bring.







Even better when you’re wearing a pair of shorts made from a too small pair of pants.







To see the entire tutorial on how to make these cute DIY shorts,


Tutorial brought to you by:

The Renegade Seamstress.

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Now back to our regularly scheduled programming…

About The Renegade Seamstress

I'm a busy wife, mom, grandma, and teacher who loves to create. I've joined the refashion scene and I 'd like to share and connect with all those talented and creative people out there doing similar things.
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10 Responses to Summertime DIY: Make Too Small Pants into Shorts

  1. Jenni T says:

    Those are SUPER CUTE!!!!!!!!

  2. Claire Louise Simard says:

    Very nice. Thanks for the suggestion, never thought of it. And that young girl, she’s gonna be a model.

  3. Mother Deer says:

    Cute upcycle; darling model 🙂

  4. So cute! And such a simple way to stretch a pair of pants. I know my boys are continually blowing out the knees on their pants, and I’ve loved it when I’ve cut them off at the worn out knees to save them for the summer.

  5. Those are adorable and the pop of color is perfect! Your model is cute too!

  6. Super cute! Love the buttons! And she is the most adorable girl! 🙂

  7. Anny says:

    She is cute as a button and so are the shorts! 🙂

  8. Cute shorts, very cute little girl… thank you for this tutorial… it showed me something in how to add two circular things together… I can see I’ve been doing it the hard way… that’s worth it’s weight in gold, believe me! 🙂

  9. laura altes says:

    Oh man, I’m wanting some of those for myself!

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