Make Shorts (or Pants) a Bigger Size: A DIY One Minute Video

I always have the best intentions every spring.

“I’m going to lose those extra pounds and fit into my favorite shorts again.”

But somehow July rolls around, it’s hot and the shorts don’t fit yet.

I could just give them away, or better yet, how about adding some fun fabric to the sides and calling it good.

Check out my latest eHow video that shows you how to do this.

Here’s the Youtube version, because I just realized that if you’re not on Facebook, you couldn’t see my other videos.

Here’s the Facebook version.

It just aired 9 hours ago on Facebook and has over 240,000 views. That’s almost a quarter of a million! Wow. So. Much. Fun!!! (I know my cute model Rylee has a lot to do with all those views. Thanks again for being such a good sport, Rylee!)

You can click hereΒ to see the original article on how to make your shorts a bigger size.

For more of my one minute how-to videos click here. (I promise to update this page with Youtube videos so you non-Facebook people can enjoy them, too.) πŸ™‚

For more refashion and sewing inspiration/tutorials click here.

Happy Sewing,


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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15 Responses to Make Shorts (or Pants) a Bigger Size: A DIY One Minute Video

  1. Carine says:

    Hello ! it seems so easy that I feel like cutting my old jeans right now ! thanks a lot for this video. have a wonderful summer.

  2. When I read “just add some fabric to the sides” I suddenly thought, “hey about some good heavy-duty knit!?” πŸ™‚ Like a wild and strong bathing suit fabric? Thank you for the inspiration! I never would have thought of this and now my head is exploding with ideas πŸ™‚

  3. Pingback: Tutorial: Make shorts a size bigger by adding an eyelet panel – Sewing

  4. TEMA says:

    Thank you for these videos. I especially liked the one about enlarging the shorts! I’m going to remember that one!

  5. Great idea! So easy and so cute! Will you be hosting the refashion runway challenge again this year? πŸ™‚

  6. kddomingue says:

    I’m giving you a HUGE number of points for recognizing that not everyone has (or wants) a Facebook or Instagram account. Thank you for thinking of those of us who prefer to stay off of social media! You can’t imagine how many blogs and sites don’t take that into consideration. πŸ™‚

  7. Kathleen Kelly says:

    Awesome idea! I asked myself, “Why not?” after watching your ingenious video. has some embroidered denim that is almost a mirror image to your sample insert. The fabric is offered at a great price.

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