|Kids manage to ruin things in the most interesting ways, right?|
|Back pockets removed. I love my seem ripper!|
|I want to keep the front pockets intact, so I trimmed them from the side so I could cut the length I wanted and preserve the pockets. I'll sew the pockets together later.|
I then cut the bottom 14 inches off both legs to make 2 bags. I reattached the pockets to the lower legs and cut the seams out of the upper leg sections to use as bag straps. This is my favorite part. I cut the seams with about ¼ inch fabric on either side of the seam and pulled out the vertical thread to leave the fringed edge. It looks cute and it won’t fray any further now.
|Seems plus some adjacent material removed from upper leg portion.|
|Blue vertical threads removed leaving white fringe.|
|This will be the bag's handle. Cute right?|
To finish the bag, I just sewed the bottom of the pants together to make the base of the bag and then hemmed the top edge and added the strap. I added a button and button hole too for a closure. All done!
I couldn’t stop there. In the end, out of 1 pair of girls size 7 pants, I have already made 2 bags, a flower clip, a jar lid, a couple of bracelets and a mug rug.
I’m even selling some of these items on my Etsy shop, Inspired Sensibility. I didn’t finish the skirt yet but that may be a future post!