With summer coming, it’s a good time to go through your family’s wardrobe to see what’s needed for the warmer weather. It’s pointless to spend a lot of money for shorts for your children when they’re just going to be playing outside in them. Instead, if they have pants that still fit through the body, but are not long enough, or the knees have holes in them, just cut them off and hem into shorts. Don’t know how to hem? It’s easy.
- We gave you this link in an earlier blog about hemming pants, but here it is again. http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/product-reviews/research-institute/easy-way-to-hem-pants.
- Have a friend or relative with a sewing machine? Ask if you can use it, or pay them to hem the shorts for you. It only takes a few minutes if you have the hem already prepared for sewing.
- Buy double sided hem tape. It can be found in most fabric stores.
Other inexpensive ways to acquire shorts are at yard sales, resale shops and consignment shops. Now that you know how to hem, you don’t need to restrict your search to just shorts.