Jul 5, 2008

A Quick Tutorial

A good friend of mine made this little addition to her pants last year. I really admired hers, and tried my own this year. Now, I want to make even more....First I measured down from the crotch to desired length (13" for short me) I'm planning about a 3" addition of fabric for total inseam.
I used a fat quarter and cut two 6 1/2 " strips the length of the fat quarter.
I then folded that in half and layed it over the end of the pant leg.Using a pencil, I marked the line for my seam. I sewed this seam, trimmed it and folded my "tube" with wrong sides together.
This double folded "tube" was then pinned to the right side of the end of my pant leg.
Just sewed it on using my walking foot edge as a guide. Folded it back down and pressed.
One final little top stitch for a finished product. Love it! I felt pretty spiffy today in my new pedal pushers.



12 comments:

Liz said...

Those pants are so cute! I think I need a pair...

Penny said...

Nice work Marcia, love that material you used!

Sara said...

Great pants! Looks fairly easy.

Amy Jo said...

Love thoses - I need to try that!

Marcia said...

I sent Penny this link to the fabric... I only had one little piece (fat quarter). I ordered more myself, I love how vintage it looks.
http://www.hancocks-paducah.com/Item--i-M-21070-15-GREEN

Oiyi said...

Super cute pants!

Gail :) said...

I am so glad I found your blog! It is lovely! I found you through the vintage sheet swap. I missed out on it too. I spoke with Elizabeth (Oh fransson) and I will be hosting the next swap. Be sure to check for updates on my blog if you are interested ;) Oh and I hope it is okay that I add you to my blogroll.

Lisa said...

Loving those pants!! I bet you do feel spiffy inthem!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Great way to extend the life on jeans.

amandajean said...

those are so cute! thanks for the tutorial.

Jeanette said...

Love the pants, they turned out very cute!

Ginger said...

What a great idea for short jeans loved this tutorial! Thank you so much!