How to “extend the life” of children’s jeans?
Everyone knows jeans are a necessary thing. In a way – “a magic wand” for many. We put them on a trip to the country, on vacation, many are not forbidden to wear them to work. Especially in this sense, lucky men. And even the appearance in jeans in the theater no longer causes gossip and sidelong glances. A variety of styles and colors made this garment almost universal. These wonderful pants have a very important property – strength. Therefore, with the bored, out of fashion or slightly frayed jeans from the bottom, we act often as? That’s right, cut off and get either shorts or breeches. Some virtuosos with fantasy manage even skirts and bags to sculpt. Skirt – very simple. Shorten to the length we need, unplug the seams, dub, grind off the front and back seams, hem the bottom. The rest is a matter of fantasy. Leather, braid, buttons, riveting … And no one recognizes your favorite pants in the product. Handbag “create” a little more difficult. We also cut off the trouser legs, perform the lower seam, remove the zipper and sew up the front (side, back) fastener tightly. The most difficult thing is to sew a long zipper around the belt to fasten the bag. Handles at a bag can be both from jeans, and from any wide band or a belt. And fantasy, fantasy … One thing is bad – as a result, we still have to buy another jeans, the length we need. But with children this situation can be easily avoided, having 30−50 minutes of free time, the desire to please your child and a sewing machine. Although the latter may not be useful. True, then the process will be slightly delayed. Most children grow out of jeans much faster than they lose their appearance. And not always there is the possibility and desire to give them to someone. Therefore, in order to avoid premature spending of money and prolong the life of the pants, we can do the following: Spread the lower seams on the legs, straighten and iron the folds with an iron. Align bottom edges if necessary. At a distance of not less than 1 cm to perform any decorative seam on a sewing machine (the easiest way – zigzag) strong and beautiful thread. Better even two stitches, one above the other. No cars – you can “portray” something on your hands. Yes, even sew a band … And now – 30-40 minutes of patience. We take a thick needle and remove the cross thread from the legs below our seam. It turns out a nice fringe of the warp threads, on which there are absolutely no signs of socks and previous seams. Best looks fringe from 5 to 8 millimeters. Checked, but options are possible. On ordinary jeans it turns out more rigid fringe, on the stretch – fluffy and soft. Both options look good. Pants are on average 2 centimeters longer. Six months or a year they can still be worn. At least for a walk. Perhaps for some it looks like a relic of those times when many “put old tights under jeans on potatoes.” But believe me, many of my friends this number with jeans helps a lot. Want to try? I wish you success.